If the mere thought of entering a dental office scares you to a point that you’d rather endure a toothache than visit a dentist, you’re not alone. If you suffer from Dentophobia conscious sedation may be an option you may want to consider at Amherstview family dental. During the procedure, you breathe nitrous oxide — otherwise known as “laughing gas” — combined with oxygen through a mask that’s placed over your nose. The gas helps you relax. The amount of sedation you receive can be controlled depending on your comfort level till you no longer feel anxious. The gas tends to wear off almost as soon as you are switched to oxygen so that you may be able to drive yourself safely home immediately after the procedure.