Laughing Gas Treatment in Apache Junction, AZ

Laughing Gas Treatment in Apache Junction, AZ

There are many reasons that folks come to the dentist office, and unfortunately, not all of them are pleasant. If you have problematic dental conditions, then you are probably in a pretty severe spot of pain. Unfortunately, the pain does not abate the moment you get into the office. Often, the dentist has to do some serious procedures such as root canals, crowns, or treating abscesses. These are alright at the time thanks to numbing agents, but if you have some serious dental work, there is another option – laughing gas. “The gas” as it’s known allows patients basically to be knocked out and lets the dentist work on them so that when the patient comes to, all is well. At Meridian Dental Care, we are experienced with laughing gas tretament and can help patients have a pain-free experience.

What is Laughing Gas Used For?

Many dentists do not use laughing gas tretament for basic procedures like fillings and crowns. These are procedures where a local numbing agent like Novocain does a good job of keeping the patient from feeling pain. With bigger procedures, it is important to have the patient in minimal pain and distress. Despite an area being numb, if a patient is awake during a more involved procedure, then what will happen is they can get psyched out. Instead, laughing gas takes patients to a twilight-like state where they’re not fully out like anesthesia but have similar effects of painlessness.

How is Laughing Gas Used?

The way laughing gas is used is first the dentist will make sure that you’re a proper candidate for this type of treatment. Then what will happen is the dentist will fit you with a mask, and you’ll breathe in the gas. As you breathe it in, you’ll basically go to sleep, for lack of a better term. At this point, the dentist will work on you and make sure that you come to safely.


Making sure that you have a painless time in the dentist office is a big part of our practice’s emphasis. If you’re nervous, please let us know, and we will see if laughing gas tretament is right for you.

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