Dr. Gray prescribes medications to take the night before your appointment and when you arrive at the office. These medications are supplemented with nitrous oxide (laughing gas). In most cases, these medications cause you to fall asleep for your appointment and remember nothing about the visit afterward. Oral sedation helps patients with dental anxiety maintain a healthy smile and keep their teeth for life. Oral sedation can also allow more dental work to be completed at each appointment, reducing the number of appointments and shortening treatment time.