Laughing gas is one sedation dentistry option Dr. Prajapati may offer to help make you more comfortable during certain 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 you to breathe normally through your nose, and within a few short minutes you should start to feel the effects of the laughing gas. You may feel light-headed or a tingling, heavy sensation in your arms and legs. Ultimately, you 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 to 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.