NITROUS OXIDE

Nitrous Oxide Sedation; more commonly known as laughing gas, can reduce anxiety and help promote relaxation while the patient remains conscious. Prior to having a dental procedure performed, Nitrous oxide and oxygen are mixed together and then inhaled through a mask that covers the nose to produce sensations of

lightheadedness and a comfortable, warm-all-over feeling. Safe, effective, and non-invasive, nitrous oxide is the sedation method of choice for anxious or fearful patients.

Prior to your appointment

It is advised that your child does not eat or drink anything two (2) hours prior to the appointment. Please inform us of any change to your child's health and/or medical condition. Tell us about any respiratory condition that makes breathing through the nose difficult for your child.

It may limit the effectiveness of the nitrous oxide/oxygen. Please let us know if your child is taking any medications on the day of the appointment.