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Allow laughing gas to help you relax during your dental treatment at Children & Family Dentistry & Braces.

Questions & answers

Nitrous oxide (“laughing gas”)

What is nitrous oxide?

This form of gas is a mixture of nitrogen and oxygen, which you breathe through a nose mask. You will be able to feel relaxed and calm while remaining conscious.

Is nitrous oxide safe?

Laughing gas is safe so long as it is given in correct doses. You will always be monitored during your treatment to ensure your safety. Some patients do report feeling slight dizziness.

How long does nitrous oxide last?

You will recover almost immediately from the effects of nitrous oxide once your treatment is finished. It usually takes three to five minutes to feel completely normal.

Nitrous oxide (“laughing gas”)

What is nitrous oxide (laughing gas)?

Nitrous oxide is a great way to help more anxious patients feel calm during their dental treatment at Children & Family Dentistry & Braces. Whether you have a fear of the dentist, a strong gag reflex, a low pain tolerance or physical handicaps, laughing gas can help you feel at ease while remaining conscious and responsive. Contact our office to discuss your options for nitrous oxide during your treatment.

More about nitrous oxide

Nitrous oxide is administered through a nose mask that is placed securely over the nostrils. During a procedure with children, we will administer more oxygen in the room than they normally breathe to ensure a wide margin of safety. Once the laughing gas has taken effect, we can administer local anesthesia. The effects of nitrous oxide include relaxation and reduced pain sensation. These effects will only last for a few minutes once the procedure is over.

You will be able to resume regular activities almost immediately, unless there are specific activities that you are asked to avoid. While laughing gas rarely has side effects, sometimes it can cause minor nausea and constipation. Our dentists will provide you with instructions for pre- and post-nitrous oxide instructions.

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