Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous Oxide also known as "laughing gas"  is a gas that is combined with oxygen to produce a calming effect and a sense of well-being when inhaled. It is used to help patients relax (not numb) during dental treatment.  Some of the concerns and questions that parents have about using Nitrous Oxide are:  Is it safe? Are there any side effects? Can my child go to school that same day? Is my child going to fall asleep?  Why is the laughing gas not working on my child? Does my insurance cover laugning gas? And lastly, is the laughing gas going to numb the tooth?  At Treasured Smiles Pediatric Dentistry, we make sure that parents have a general understanding of the use, indications, contraindications, and effects of Nitrous Oxide.