Nitrous Oxide today is often used in dental offices to help a patient who might be anxious about having a dental procedure completed. It relaxes you through out your dental appointment and yet you are aware of all care provided. After the procedure you might feel tired, but you are fully aware of care completed and go about your day. It is a colorless, odorless to sweet-smelling gas that was first used in surgical and dental anesthesia in the mid-1800s. Today it is a combination of inhaled nitrous oxide and oxygen that can be a safe and effective means of managing pain and anxiety in dentistry. Nitrous Oxide is available in our office upon request.