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Should I get laughing gas or a shot to relieve pain for a cavity filling?

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Dr. Daniel Sampson
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
2 doctors agree

In brief: A shot

Laughing gas, also known as nitrous oxide, is an inhaled medication that is a slight relaxant, for most people it will do nothing for pain.
It is mainly used to reduce anxiety. Local anesthetic, commonly referred to as novocaine, is used to deaden the nerves associated with the tooth so that you don't feel pain during the procedure.

In brief: A shot

Laughing gas, also known as nitrous oxide, is an inhaled medication that is a slight relaxant, for most people it will do nothing for pain.
It is mainly used to reduce anxiety. Local anesthetic, commonly referred to as novocaine, is used to deaden the nerves associated with the tooth so that you don't feel pain during the procedure.
Dr. Daniel Sampson
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Dr. Chetan Patel
Anesthesiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Shot

Local anesthetic shot is preferable but if you are anxious type gas may work better before injecting local.

In brief: Shot

Local anesthetic shot is preferable but if you are anxious type gas may work better before injecting local.
Dr. Chetan Patel
Dr. Chetan Patel
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