Very Safe. Nitrous oxide/oxygen is perhaps the safest sedative in dentistry. It is well tolerated. It has a rapid onset, is reversible, can be adjusted in various concentrations and is non-allergenic. Your child remains fully conscious–keeps all natural reflexes when breathing nitrous oxide/oxygen. He or she will be capable of responding to a question or request. Nitrous oxide/oxygen may also be used in combination with other sedative agents. Find out what nitrous oxide is if you miss that post. Leave us your comments. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. Let us know what other topics you would like to have discussed.

Nitrous Oxide

Pediatric Dentist

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  1. […] First, give your child little or no food in the two hours preceding the dental visit (occasionally, nausea or vomiting occurs when a child has a full stomach). Second, tell your pediatric dentist about any respiratory condition that makes breathing through the nose difficult for your child, as it may limit the effectiveness of nitrous oxide/oxygen. Third, tell your pediatric dentist if your child is taking any medication on the day of the appointment. Leave us your comments. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. Let us know what other topics you would like to have discussed. Want to see more about nitrous oxide? […]

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