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Laughing Gas at Denta Care

What is Laughing Gas?

Nitrous Oxide, is referred to by its colloquial names as Laughing Gas, Nitrous, or NOS. It is a chemical compound classified as an Oxide of Nitrogen, with a chemical formula of N₂O. It exists as a colorless and non-flammable gas at standard room temperature, possessing a faintly sweet aroma and flavor.

Is Laughing Gas Safe?

Nitrous oxide has been widely acknowledged as a safe and efficient sedative agent. It is commonly administered through a small mask that fits snugly over the patient's nose and is then inhaled, typically mixed with oxygen. The gas facilitates relaxation and can provide a calming effect.

For more than two centuries, nitrous oxide has been a reliable and widely-used method of oral sedation in medical practice. The compound, also known as laughing gas, was originally discovered in 1793 by the prominent English scientist Joseph Priestley.

What Does Laughing Gas Do?

  1. It is effective in reducing sensitive gag reflexes
  2. Promotes relaxation in patients
  3. Alleviates anxiety and reduce worry in patients undergoing dental procedures
  4. Helps in allowing young children to remain relaxed during dental procedures
  5. Effective way to help individuals overcome dental anxiety or phobia
  6. It is fast-acting and quickly reversible
  7. It considered safe for patients of all ages
  8. It does not require the same level of care, or post procedure consequences as deeper sedation do

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