Considerations prior to nitrous oxide use:
Nitrous oxide, commonly called “laughing gas,” is a breathable gas which is commonly used to relieve children’s pain and anxiety during dental procedures. It is a blend of two gases, oxygen and nitrous oxide, which is given through a small breathing mask placed over the child’s nose. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recognizes this technique as safe, effective, and non-addictive. The mixed gas is easily inhaled with normal breathing and is quickly eliminated from the body. Your child remains fully conscious and maintains all protective reflexes.
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