4 doctors weighed in:

How does laughing gas work to provide pain relief at the dentist?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Dale Rottman
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Sedative

Laughing gas or nitrous oxide is basically a sedative meant to reduce anxiety.
It provides a very relaxed feeling. It also somewhat increases the pain threshold. It is not meant to replace a local anesthetic however.

In brief: Sedative

Laughing gas or nitrous oxide is basically a sedative meant to reduce anxiety.
It provides a very relaxed feeling. It also somewhat increases the pain threshold. It is not meant to replace a local anesthetic however.
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Dr. Ronald Achong
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Makes you relaxed

Laughing gas relaxes you or sometimes can make you laugh.
Hence, you do not really think about the dental procedure.

In brief: Makes you relaxed

Laughing gas relaxes you or sometimes can make you laugh.
Hence, you do not really think about the dental procedure.
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