Dr. Kent Copeland and our team use nitrous oxide, also known as “laughing gas.” Nitrous oxide is a safe and mild sedative that allows patients to feel relaxed during a procedure. Mixed with oxygen and pumped through a nasal mask, nitrous oxide can work in tandem with local anesthesia to simultaneously prevent discomfort and keep the patient calm and unafraid throughout the process. If you have any questions for our dentist or our team about the use of nitrous oxide in Prosser, Washington, please call Chardonnay Dental at 509-781-6600 or ask us in person at your next visit.