For our patients who feel anxious or nervous about visiting the dentist, we are pleased to offer nitrous oxide sedation. Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) is a gas that you inhale during the dental treatment. Nitrous oxide can help you feel more relaxed and calm during your visit to Smiles for Life Dental Group. Because the effects of nitrous oxide wear off within minutes of the end of the treatment, you are legally able to drive yourself home after your appointment. Sedation dentistry is a good option for anyone who experiences dental anxiety, as well as patients who require extensive dental work. For more information on nitrous oxide sedation and how we can help you feel more comfortable at our Santa Clara dental office, we welcome you to contact us today. We are dedicated to helping you have a positive, pleasant dental experience.