Nitrous Oxide (Laughing gas)

Getting a dental procedure can be a daunting experience for many individuals due to the anticipated discomfort or anxiety. One popular solution to minimize these feelings is through the administration of a specific sedative known as Nitrous Oxide. 

Nitrous Oxide (N2O) is also known as “laughing gas”. It is simply a gas that you breathe in. It’s considered conscious sedation because the patient is alert during the entire duration of the procedure. Patients who are anxious or fearful of dental procedures can opt to have laughing gas administered to help with the anxiety. The gas helps calm the patients and induces a sense of euphoria during the procedure. This allows the dentist to easily perform the required operation without causing discomfort or distress to the patient.

The effects of nitrous oxide can vary from patient to patient. But generally, patients under the influence of the gas will experience diminished pain, a warm fuzzy feeling, and uneasiness turns into delight. It is safely administered as a mixture of Oxygen (O2) and inhaled through a tiny mask that fits on your nose.

While sedated, you would still be able to communicate with the dentist and would still be aware of your surroundings.  The dentist will ask that you breathe normally through your nose, and within a few short minutes, you should start feeling the effects of the gas. You may feel your arms and legs a bit heavier than usual, maybe even a bit tingly, but ultimately, you should feel comfortable and relaxed.

After your procedure, the effects of the Nitrous Oxide sedation will wear off quickly, usually within a few minutes. It’s still recommended that you rest and avoid driving or operating heavy machinery until the light-headedness completely subsides. Ensure to keep yourself hydrated and eat light meals to help alleviate any lingering effects of the sedation.


Since providing compassionate care is our main objective, we strive to ensure that our patients feel at ease. The environment of our dental clinic is relaxing. The first impression many patients get when they walk in is that they have walked into a spa. 

A comfortable surrounding paired with a team that is kind and personable; each one of our team members show that not only do we care for you, but we also care about you. This is shown by going the extra mile to make sure that we meet your needs and expectations at all of your appointments. Our team will do everything they can to accommodate you and guide you towards a healthy and happy smile.

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We know you have many choices when choosing a Dentist in Waterloo, Ontario so we have made requesting an appointment a simple process via our Web site. If, for any reason you cannot keep a scheduled appointment, or will be delayed, please call us as soon as possible.

Insurance and Billing

At our fee-for-service office, we go above and beyond to ensure a smooth and hassle-free experience for our patients. Payment is required at the end of your appointment, but we take care of the rest. Once your visit is complete, we handle the entire insurance claim process for you, submitting it electronically to save you time and effort. If you have direct deposit set up with your insurance provider, your reimbursement will be deposited into your bank account within a couple of days. Otherwise, your insurance carrier will mail the cheque to your registered address.

We strongly encourage setting up direct deposit if you have not already done so, as it will expedite the reimbursement process. Please feel free to inquire about how to proceed with this option. We are here to help!


If you are unable to keep an appointment, we ask that you kindly provide us with at least 48 clinic business hours’ notice. A fee may be charged if a patient does not show up for an appointment without sufficient notice.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for choosing our practice for your dental care.

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