Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)
Nitrous oxide/oxygen is a safe inhaled sedative used to calm a child’s anxiety and fear of the dentist. It works well for children whose gag reflex interferes with dental treatment.
How safe is nitrous oxide/oxygen?
Very Safe. Nitrous oxide/oxygen is perhaps the safest sedative in dentistry and is well tolerated.
How will my child feel?
Your child will smell a faint scented aroma and experience a sense of relaxation.
Are there any special instructions?
Avoid food within the two hours before the dental appointment.
Let us know about any respiratory condition that makes breathing through the nose difficult for your child.
Let us know about any medication on the day of the appointment.