Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)
Nitrous Oxide, also referred to as laughing gas, is a blend of two gases, oxygen and nitrous oxide. This colorless, odorless gas is delivered through a small breathing mask that is placed over the child’s nose. This will allow your child to relax, without putting him/her to sleep. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recognizes this technique as a very safe and effective way to treat children with dental anxiety. The gas is mild, easily administered and non-addictive. While inhaling Nitrous Oxide, your child will remain fully conscious and keep all of their natural reflexes. Upon completion of treatment, solely Oxygen will be given to your child for 5 minutes to reverse the effects of the Nitrous Oxide. Your child will be fully alert upon leaving the office.