Nitrous oxide is commonly referred to as laughing gas, and this mixture of oxygen and nitrous provides mild sedation during dental procedures. The gas is administered through a small mask placed over the child’s nose. The gas takes effect quickly through normal breathing and is cleared from the body quickly after it is turned off. It allows your child to relax during the dental procedure while remaining fully conscious and awake.
Prior to the use of nitrous oxide please notify our office of:
- Any changes in their health history or medications.
- Any recent or current ear infections, nasal congestion, or respiratory conditions.