How does nitrous oxide sedation at the dentist make someone feel?

Relaxed But Aware. Nitrous oxide removes anxiety and fear, and it relaxes you. It does not make you fall asleep. You'll still be aware of your surroundings, and you'll be able to respond to questions. You just won't be worried or afraid about what's happening. The recovery from nitrous oxide is almost immediate, so when you're done, you'll be right back to normal. It's good stuff, but not all dentists offer it.
Like you don't care. Nitrous oxide is an analgesic and not anesthetic. It does alter your perception which is enough to make most patients feel comfortable.

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At a dentist, which do you prefer, nitrous oxide, or sedation? What should I do?

Sedation vs Nitrous . Great question. Nitrous is a better and more complete anesthetic, since it not only sedates but also controls pain. "sedation" is intravenous medication or a pill given an hour before the procedure, that sedates but does not control pain. Your dentist will also use local anesthetics to control pain. There is research tying nitrous to permanent mild brain damage in mammals (rats). Your call. Read more...
Depends on anxiety. If you have some degree of dental phobia or high anxiety I recommend conscious sedation. If your anxiety level is low perhaps the administration of nitrous oxide may be enough. If you do not want to remember anything then choose oral sedation with Halcion (triazolam) or IV sedation with Versed. With all form of sedation local anesthetic will be use. I hope this helps! Read more...
Comfort zone. The appropriate anesthesia depends on the complexity of the dental treatment and your own comfort zone. With the profound local anesthesia and IV sedation you will have no recall of the events of the dental surgery or experience any pain. Good luck. Read more...