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Nitrous oxide is a safe and effective sedative agent that is mixed with oxygen and inhaled through a small mask that fits over your child nose to help you relax.
Nitrous oxide, sometimes called “laughing gas,” is one option your dentist may offer to help make your child more comfortable during certain procedures. It is not intended to put you to sleep. Your child will be able to hear and respond to any requests or directions the dentist may have. Your dentist will ask them to breathe normally through their nose, and within a few short minutes they should start to feel the effects of the nitrous oxide. Your child may feel light-headed or a tingling in their arms and legs. Some people say their arms and legs feel heavy. Ultimately, you should feel calm and comfortable. The effects of nitrous oxide wear off soon after the mask is removed.
Talk to Dr Trueblood about whether nitrous oxide would be a good option for your child.