Commonly called laughing gas, nitrous oxide is safe and has been proven to be effective over a long period of time. Your child will be given a small nasal mask that will allow him/ her to breathe in through their nose and out through their mouth. In less than 4 minutes your child will notice a more sedate feeling, and their cheek and gums may start to tingle. After this any needed local anesthetic is applied and treatment begins. Afterwards, they will be given pure oxygen to breathe for about five minutes to dissipate the effects of the nitrous and return to a normal state.
Nitrous Oxide Informed Consent
The purpose of this informed consent form is to provide an opportunity for parents or guardians to understand and give permission for the use of Nitrous Oxide when provided along with dental treatment. Please print, review and sign our informed consent form prior to your appointment.
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