Nitrous Oxide Sedation Dentistry in Mississuaga, ON

Experience A New Standard Of Comfort at The Dentist

Are you nervous about dental visits? Do you feel anxious or scared when thinking about dental procedures? If yes, you’re not alone. Many people experience dental anxiety or phobia, making it challenging to receive necessary dental care. Fortunately, East Credit Dental offers a solution — nitrous oxide sedation dentistry with Mississauga, ON, dentist Dr. John Inigo. 

Discover a stress-free dental appointment with nitrous oxide sedation dentistry at our Mississauga dental office. Schedule your consultation today by calling (905) 567-1132

What Is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry involves using medication to help patients relax during dental procedures. It’s an excellent option for those who experience:

  • Dental anxiety or fear
  • Difficulty getting numb
  • Sensitivity to pain
  • Strong gag reflexes

Sedation dentistry ensures a comfortable dental experience.

Why Choose Sedation Dentistry?

There are several benefits to choosing sedation dentistry at East Credit Dental:

  • Reduced anxiety and fear
  • Increased comfort during procedures
  • Ability to complete multiple treatments in one visit
  • Minimized gag reflex
  • Amnesia (little to no memory of the procedure)

Sedation dentistry with our Mississauga dentist can make even the most complex dental treatments like dental implants feel like a breeze.

Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Nitrous oxide, also known as “laughing gas,” is a safe and effective form of sedation in dentistry. It’s a colorless, odorless gas that induces relaxation and euphoria when inhaled.

Benefits of nitrous oxide sedation include:

  • Fast-acting and reversible
  • Minimal side effects
  • Safe for children and adults
  • Allows you to remain conscious and responsive

The Sedation Dentistry Process at East Credit Dental


The process begins with a consultation where Dr. Inigo will discuss your medical history, address any concerns, and explain the treatment plan in detail. This step ensures your safety and comfort throughout the procedure.


Once you’re ready, you relax in the dental chair. A member of our team will place a nasal mask over your nose, which will be connected to the nitrous oxide delivery system. You’ll be instructed to breathe normally through your nose.


As you inhale the nitrous oxide/oxygen mixture, you’ll feel a sense of relaxation and euphoria wash over you. The effects of the laughing gas are rapid, usually beginning within a few minutes. Dr. Inigo will adjust the levels to ensure you remain calm and sedated throughout the procedure.


Dr. Inigo will perform the necessary dental treatment once he has determined you’re appropriately sedated. Whether it’s a simple teeth cleaning, dental filling, or a more complex procedure, you’ll remain comfortable and free from anxiety or fear.


After the treatment, you’ll be given pure oxygen to breathe through the same nasal mask. This will quickly reverse the effects of the nitrous oxide, allowing you to return to your normal state of consciousness. The recovery time is typically brief — most patients feel alert and ready to continue their day within a few minutes.

Post-Sedation Guide

After your nitrous oxide sedation experience, you may feel a bit drowsy or unsteady. Here are some tips for a smooth recovery:

  • Arrange for a responsible adult to accompany you and drive you home
  • Avoid operating heavy machinery or making important decisions for 24 hours
  • Stay hydrated and eat a light, soft meal
  • Get plenty of rest

Frequently Asked Questions

Is nitrous oxide sedation safe for children?
Can I drive myself home after nitrous oxide sedation?
Will I feel any pain during the procedure?
How long do the effects of nitrous oxide last?
Is nitrous oxide sedation safe for children?

Yes, nitrous oxide sedation is safe for children when administered by a trained dental professional. It’s a common and effective way to help kids relax during dental procedures.

Can I drive myself home after nitrous oxide sedation?

No, you shouldn’t try to drive or operate heavy machinery immediately after nitrous oxide sedation. The effects can linger, impacting your coordination and reaction time. Have a responsible adult accompany you and drive you home.

Will I feel any pain during the procedure?

Nitrous oxide sedation doesn’t provide pain relief itself. However, it helps you feel relaxed and at ease, allowing the dentist to administer local anesthetics more effectively. You shouldn’t feel any pain or discomfort during the procedure.

How long do the effects of nitrous oxide last?

The effects of nitrous oxide sedation are temporary and wear off quickly. Within a few minutes of breathing pure oxygen, you’ll feel alert and back to your normal self. Most patients can resume their daily activities within a few hours.

Schedule Your Stress-Free Dental Visit Today

If you or a loved one experiences dental anxiety or fear, nitrous oxide sedation dentistry at East Credit Dental in Mississauga, ON, could be the solution you need. With Dr. John Inigo’s expertise and the calming effects of laughing gas, you can enjoy a comfortable, stress-free dental experience. 

Don’t let anxiety hold you back from achieving a healthy, beautiful smile — contact East Credit Dental today at (905) 567-1132 to schedule your nitrous oxide sedation dentistry consultation. We’re happily accepting new and returning patients from the Toronto area, including Brampton, Burlington, and Oakville, ON.

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