Nitrous oxide is commonly referred to as laughing gas. Nitrous is a blend of two gasses, oxygen, and nitrous, and provides mild sedation during dental procedures. The gas is breathed through a small mask placed over the child’s nose. The gas is effective 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.