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Nitrous oxide is a handy sedative our dentist, Dr. Debora Bolton, uses to make sure you have a positive and successful dental appointment. To help you know more about nitrous oxide in Durham, North Carolina, so you can better understand the sedative, our dental team is happy to share some nitrous oxide facts. Those facts are:

-Nitrous oxide is a chemical compound that is a colorless, non-flammable gas that has a slight metallic scent and taste.

-Nitrous oxide is also known as laughing gas or nitrous.

-Nitrous oxide is released through a mask. You will wear the mask over your nose during your dental appointment. When you inhale, the gas will enter your system.

-Nitrous oxide will help you feel calm, relaxed and happy.

-Nitrous oxide effects will wear away once you take the mask off your nose. This means you can drive yourself home after the appointment.

-Using nitrous oxide at the dental office is completely safe.

If you have any questions about nitrous oxide or if you would like to know more, please reach out to our dental team at your earliest convenience. All you need to do is contact Bull City Smiles Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, Debora Bolton DDS at 919-381-5900 and we will be thrilled to help you!