Nitrous Oxide or (Laughing Gas) as it is often referred to is an anti-anxiety drug that can be administered to make you feel more relaxed during your visit. Nitrous Oxide is very safe and has no lasting side effects. One advantage of nitrous oxide is it has an amnesic affect, so patients don’t remember much of the procedure. Please inform your dentist if you are pregnant or nursing as nitrous oxide should not be used under these conditions. If you feel nitrous oxide is needed please let Dr. Meeks know and he will determine if it will be beneficial for you.