Child having nitrous oxide laughing gas for dental treatment

Nitrous oxide sedation is completely safe for most children as a form of conscious sedation. Nitrous oxide is inhaled through a small mask that fits comfortable over a child’s nose. Nitrous oxide is considered an anxiolytic agent which means, it makes you less anxious. Some children who have dental treatment with nitrous oxide may not need an anaesthetic injection while some may still need to be numbed but will not mind having the injection with the laughing gas. A child receiving nitrous oxide during dental treatment will still be completely awake, aware of what is going on and be able to talk. When the procedure is over, the flow of nitrous oxide is reduced to zero, and the oxygen will be increased. After resting in the chair for a few minutes, the child will feel completely normal.