While most children are calm and comfortable when visiting us, sometimes a child may feel nervous before starting a treatment, such as a dental filling. To help a patient feel more at ease, we may recommend the use of nitrous oxide.

What is Nitrous Oxide?

Also known as “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide is a safe gas given to a patient through a mask placed on the nose. It is recognized by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry as a “safe and effective technique to reduce anxiety, produce analgesia, and enhance effective communication between a patient and healthcare provider.”

While inhaling the gas, your child may smell a light, sweet aroma and experience a relaxed and giddy feeling. It has a fast onset, and it leaves the body quickly. Your child can return to school or other activities after being treated with nitrous oxide.

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