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.