Dental Treatment with Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)

At smileforever, we offer treatment by sedation with nitrous oxide that is completely relaxing and non-frightening. This form of anaesthesia is especially recommended for people who cannot undergo general anaesthesia. With over 20 years of experience at dealing with anxious patients, you know that you are in safe hands when it comes to our smileforever practice in Munich.

Suitable for almost all patients

Some patients feel extremely uncomfortable about the thought of undergoing treatment under general anaesthetic or sedation. In theses cases, the best practice is to use sedation with nitrous oxide, as it is a particularly gentle method that is one of the safest and most advanced procedures in the field of anaesthesia. In many countries, such as the United States, it is already a standard method in dental practices.

Patients who are extremely afraid of dental treatments and patients who suffer from severe gag reflex can both benefit from the relaxing effect of nitrous oxide. Only people with chronic lung disease or glaucoma are advised against this treatment, although we will advise on alternative methods of anaesthesia.

What is nitrous oxide (N2O) and how does it work?

A comfortable nasal mask is used to breathe the non-toxic odourless gas (N20) for the entire duration of treatment. The nitrous oxide is administered with pure oxygen according to your individual needs. Within a short time, the effects of laughing gas will become apparent, and fear and the perception of stress will be reduced. You will fall into a pleasant trance and experience a spreading feeling of lightness and relaxation. Audible and visual stimuli are perceived with less intensity. An additional local anaesthesia is used to reduce pain sensitivity. This way, you can experience the entire dental treatment without any pain, anxiety or stress.

What are the benefits of treatment with laughing gas?

Dental treatment with nitrous oxide has many advantages. During the treatment period, you remain fully conscious and your vital respiratory and protective reflexes are unaffected. Nitrous oxide also has a positive impact on the subjective perception of time; the time it takes for the treatment goes by in a flash. The effects of laughing gas work quickly, and wear off again just as rapidly. This is the biggest advantage in contrast to other sedation methods; after only 15 to 30 minutes, you retain complete control of your body and can leave the practice without accompaniment. Side-effects and possible overdoses are excluded when nitrous oxide is properly administered.

Qualifications and technical equipment

Comprehensive qualified training allows us to perform dental treatment with nitrous oxide. Our practice premises are fully equipped for treatment with nitrous oxide. Your breathing and cardiovascular functions are monitored technically and also monitored by specially trained personnel throughout the entire treatment. Your health and safety are our top priority.


Would you like to look forward to a trip to the dentist and feel relaxed and confident? Make an appointment at our private practice, smileforever, in Munich, and find out more information about treatment with nitrous oxide. Call us or write to us through our contact form.