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Some children are given nitrous oxide/oxygen, otherwise known as laughing gas, to relax them before dental treatments. Nitrous oxide/oxygen is a blend of two gases, oxygen and nitrous oxide. It is administered through a small breathing mask which is placed over the child’s nose, allowing them to relax without rendering them unconscious. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recognizes this technique as a safe, effective technique to use for treating children’s dental needs. The gas is mild, easily taken, non-addictive and quickly eliminated from the body.
Before your appointment:
- Inform us of any change to your child’s health and/or medical condition.
- Tell us about any respiratory condition that may impact your child’s breathing through the nose as it may limit the impact of the nitrous oxide/oxygen.
- Let us know if your child is taking any other forms of medication.