- May. 4, 2024

Before & After Laughing Gas (Nitrous Oxide)

Laughing gas in dentistry is a technique used to help children relax and manage anxiety during dental procedures It involves administering an oderless gas through a mask on the nose. Laughing gas is very safe and patients may resume activities afterwards such as school and sports.

 

Before your appointment

– Contact us prior to the appointment if there has been a change in your general

health (such as a severe cold, fever, etc.). If your child has a stuffy nose, the

procedure will need to be rescheduled.

– Nothing to eat for 3 hours before the procedure. Your child can have a small sips

of clear fluid such as water or 7up up to 2 hours before the procedure.

– Make a trip to the washroom just prior to being seated.

 

Following your appointment

– If your child had local anesthesia (dental numbing), their lip can be numb for up

to 3 hours after the procedure so please watch that they do not chew or suck on

their lips/cheeks.

– Your child may return to school and resume normal activities if they feel up to it.

 

If you gave any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (416) 532-8760

 

 

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