IV sedation is a great way to make dental appointments more comfortable for someone who is apprehensive of dental treatment. You will be awake, but very sleepy and the effects wear off in a few hours! Laughing gas is used on patients of all ages and has very few side effects if any. The gas is mixed with oxygen and inhaled through a nose piece. After your procedure the gas is turned off and an oxygen flush will remove it from your system. All of our doctors are trained in conscious sedation and maintain the state required levels of continuing education to provide the safest environment for our patients.