Your dentist may recommend the use of laughing gas if:
Children may also receive nitrous oxide but note that it may not be the right choice for everyone. Your dentist evaluates your oral and medical history to see if you’re a good candidate for it.
It helps to talk about any concerns you have, so your dentist can identify appropriate options for your situation.
Like any other medication, nitrous oxide or laughing gas also has potential side effects. You may feel nauseous or experience headaches. But these side effects are rare and temporary.
That’s why it’s important to disclose any health conditions, such as allergies, so your dentist can take them into account when determining the right type of sedation for you. Laughing doesn't come with downtime. You’ll be able to drive home safely and perform routine activities afterward.