Two Words = Laughing Gas

Nitrous oxide, commonly known as laughing gas or nitrous, is a chemical compound, an oxide of nitrogen with the formula N ₂O. At room temperature, it is a colourless non-flammable gas, with a slight metallic scent and taste. At elevated temperatures, nitrous oxide is a powerful oxidiser similar to molecular oxygen.


says no one ever. But I am here to tell you it is possible. Well, in my experience anyways. I found the dental college through my mama. She used it all the time from what I can remember. So naturally, moving back here (Prince Albert) I sought out the first appointment available through them.

Fast forward to present day:

I had my first ever root canal. Normally, I would just have any mention of a root canal pulled. Not today. Today’s root canal was suggested because of the placement of the tooth. Front and centre stage!

I was offered laughing gas -aka nitrous oxide- the head Doc – Dr. Wong & Vanja made an excellent team in the procedure room today! Vanja is a fourth year student who is confident in her skills! I am so blessed to have had such a great experience in the office today.

Let me set the record straight…Root Canals get a bad rap. Because no one ever shares how great their experience went. It seems that we all know how to share negative reviews as fast as lightening but not too many share about the positive reviews on anything. Whether it is a store, an appointment, a business, etc, a negative one spreads like wild fire.

I must throw in this disclaimer: I have high functioning anxiety. A dental appointment breaks me. Panic attacks, shivers, sweaty, hyperventilating, the lot….Today proved to be the same, which is where the LG came into play. Thank you science & medicine. *side note* it’s ok to take the meds. Accept help. Push your pride aside and stop the tough guy act*

Try this today, be kind. You never know who is walking through what today. Lift your chin up, smile (even through the mask), compliment someone, share a positive note with someone, share a thank you with a local biz (or not local, whatever!). Make someone’s day today, who knows, they could’ve just experienced their first root canal?!

peace, love, and laughing gas,

Coach D

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