Nitrous oxide, more commonly known as “laughing gas,” is administered just before your procedure. This option can help produce a short-term sense of euphoria and is very effective for some patients. Oral sedation is administered via pill in advance of your appointment. The level of sedation achieved with this method is higher than with nitrous oxide, making it better suited for more severe phobias and anxieties. Oral sedation produces a full sense of comfort and relaxation, but allows you to remain cognizant enough to respond to direction. If you live in Dumont or surrounding areas of New Jersey and would like to learn if sedation dentistry is right for you, please contact Dumont Cosmetic Dental to schedule your initial consultation today.