Sedation Options for Root Canal Treatment

What is Laughing Gas?

At Irvine Endodontics, we work hard to ensure patients are comfortable and relaxed throughout endodontic treatment. Since many people feel nervous about having a root canal, we offer laughing gas to help reduce anxiety and make the experience more pleasant.

Is Laughing Gas Right for You?

Laughing gas is nitrous oxide administered in our office though a mask placed over the mouth and nose. The gas produces a calming effect, but allows the patient to remain awake, alert and responsive throughout treatment. Laughing gas is very safe, and its sedative properties wear off quickly. In fact, patients who have undergone nitrous oxide sedation can drive themselves home after endodontic treatment.

You may benefit from laughing gas during your root canal if you have apprehensions about endodontic treatment. For more information about nitrous oxide sedation, contact our office. 


The day of the appointment I was treated with the utmost level of comfort and professionalism. Shelby might be the nicest young female walking this earth and Dr. Cho was as careful as possible performing the procedure. Not to mention Karen goes above and beyond the call of duty! Who calls you back late at night after you send the office an email? I should mention that I had never been a patient of theirs before and I was treated like a relative. If you have something bad to say about this group, you must hate life I hate dental pain but I love these people.......
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