Nitrous Oxide

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Nitrous oxide – more commonly referred to as “laughing gas” – is the mildest form of sedation dentistry offered at our office. This safe form of sedation may help you feel relaxed when you find yourself in the dentist’s chair for a general exam and cleaning or something more in-depth, like a dental filling.

What Can I Expect?

Nitrous oxide is a colorless gas administered through inhalation. While you may not necessarily find yourself laughing, the resulting sensation is equated to a sense of euphoria. As we prepare for your procedure, we will place a mask over your mouth and nose. You will continue to breathe normally as the gas is released into the mask. Nitrous oxide works fast and leaves the body quickly. You’ll be able to drive away from the office on your own.

Schedule An Appointment Today

At the offices of Shawn Hofkes, DDS, we are dedicated to helping you achieve a healthy, brilliant smile. Please call 562-584-4082 today to schedule your dental appointment with us. We welcome patients of all ages from Cerritos, CA, and all surrounding communities, such as Lakewood, Long Beach, Buena Park, and more.