A conscious sedation method used to relieve pain and dental anxiety with a quick onset and, perhaps best of all, is completely reversible so as not to interfere with normal activity following your appointment. With the comfort and relaxation that accompanies nitrous oxide, one’s mental capacity to think and speak remains uncompromised. It’s highly effective in the management of mild to moderate levels of dental anxiety, an excellent technique to relieve those patients who are extreme gaggers, and is highly recommended for those patients with medical problems like angina pectoris, persons who have experienced a heart attack, or those with high blood pressure, asthma, or epilepsy. Nitrous is safe for children and adults alike. Allow Dr. Hughes and her staff to answer any questions you may have about this valued service.