Laughing gas is one sedation dentistry option Dr. Prajapati may offer to help make you more comfortable during specific procedures. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recognizes oxygen inhalation as a safe and effective technique to reduce anxiety, produce analgesia, and enhance effective communication between a patient and health care provider.
First, Dr. Pajapati will ask your child to breathe normally through their nose, and within a few short minutes, they should start to feel the effects of the laughing gas. Your child may feel light-headed or a tingling, heavy sensation in your arms and legs. Ultimately, they should feel calm and comfortable. The effects of laughing gas wear off soon after the mask is removed.
In some treatments, Dr. Prajapati will use the laughing gas to help calm your child, so it helps get their wiggles out. Laughing gas is not intended to put you to sleep. Your child will be able to hear and respond to any requests or directions she may have. This way, she can quickly and safely treat your child. Therefore, giving your child a great experience.