Posted on 19 November 2020

Laughing gas (nitrous oxide) is a type of sedation dentistry used to help patients relax while having dental procedures. 

Key takeaways:

- Laughing gas is safe for children and takes effect in minutes, and wears off quickly after the procedure.

- Laughing gas relaxes patients but allows them to remain conscious.

- A dentist will check your medical history to make sure that laughing gas is suitable for you.

If fear prevents your or your child from having your teeth treated, talk to your dentist about sedation dentistry.

"Your dentist will place a small mask...over your nose and have you breathe normally through your nose."


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