What do u mean by laughing gas?
Laughing gas is nothing but nitrous oxide. It is colourless gas at room temperature and is non-flammable. It is a safe and effective sedative drug that is commonly used in paediatric dentistry.
Role of nitrous oxide in paediatric dentistry
Nitrous oxide is very safe and mild sedative drug that helps your children remain relaxed during dental procedure. Your child will feel sleepy throughout the procedure and have no memory of it.
Do adults can make use of it?
Of course, the answer is YES. Whenever you feel nervous about the treatment you can definitely take nitrous oxide sedation for the ease of undergoing the procedure.
How is it getting delivered?
Your dentist will deliver nitrous oxide along with oxygen via a small mask that fits over your nose.
Depending on the dosage and type, you'll experience
- Calming effect.
- Minor amnesia.
- Tingling sensation.
Advantages of Nitrous oxide:
- Reduces fear, apprehension or anxiety.
- Reduce pain by increasing the pain threshold.
- Reduce fatigue.
- Aids in treatment of special patients.