Laughing Gas in Etobicoke

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Dental anxiety or phobia affects 11–22% of Canadian patients. People who fear the dentist avoid dental encounters, which can negatively affect their oral health. Although many of us know a dental exam isn’t something to fear, it can still impact our dental care choices.

Sedation dentistry can help patients relax during dental exams and procedures. Laughing gas is probably the most well-known type of sedation dentistry.

What Is Laughing Gas?

Although it’s a cheery name, laughing gas doesn’t make you laugh. Imagine having a laughing fit while the dentist is trying to check your molars!

Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) was so named because consuming the gas can cause giggles as an initial side effect. Patients may feel less inhibited, but the urge to laugh is temporary. The sedative relaxes patients, relieving some anxiety.

What to Expect After Laughing Gas

Laughing gas is safe and effective for many patients—adults and children alike. Most patients experience mild symptoms, including:

  • Giggles or laughing
  • Light-headedness
  • Mild euphoria
  • Sleepiness or fatigue
  • Tingling sensation

Before using laughing gas, your dentist will ask for your medical history and any previous interactions with sedative medication. These details are essential to ensuring the sedative is used safely.

Inhaling too fast, using too much, or other complications can sometimes have adverse effects, including:

  • Nausea 
  • Headache
  • Shivering
  • Sweating
  • Dizziness

We are fully trained to recognize the side effects of laughing gas and ensure our patients are as comfortable as possible.

Comfortable Dental Care with Marks Dentistry

Laughing gas is a safe and effective sedative designed to make patients feel more relaxed and comfortable during dental procedures. We want your experience with us to be as stress-free as possible. Ask our team about laughing gas, and we can assess if it’s the right solution for you or your child. 

For all your dental care questions, contact our team at Marks Dentistry.

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Marks Dentistry is located off the Gardiner Expressway, by the 427. Our office is right on Brown’s Line with plenty of free parking out front and in the back.

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