This is a very mild form of sedation. Most people refer to nitrous oxide as laughing gas, and it helps individuals who are anxious to visit the dentist. The administration of this sedation is very simple. A small mask gets placed over the patient’s nose, and they inhale. Recovery from laughing gas is fast.
Oral sedation requires your dentist to give you a pill one hour before your appointment. Your dentist gives you instructions when you take the sedative. The main purpose of the pill is to help you relax for your procedure. Some individuals are able to fall asleep while their procedures take place.