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Laughing gas

Laughing gas

Both adults and children, when refusing to visit a dentist, justify their choice with the unwillingness to experience pain. Usually, these unpleasant feelings during the dental treatment turn the procedure into unbearable torment and punishment.

However, is everything as bad as it seems?

“Laughing gas” – is a gas mixture, which contains 50% of nitrogen and 50% of oxygen, with a negligible saturation of other gases. The laughing gas was first used in dentistry in the 18th century, although an Englishman Joseph Priestley had discovered the nitrogen oxide a century earlier, in 1772. Later, the characteristics of ether were described by Humphry Davy, who called this mixture the “laughing gas”, as it not only helps to suppress the painful feelings, but also causes laughter.
The nitrogen oxide is widely used in pediatric dentistry. The leading American, European and Asian clinics use this anesthesia type as one of the most effective and harmless ways of sedation.

“Sky Dream Clinic” uses oxygen sedation during teeth extraction and dental treatment procedures with our little patients. Before the start of the treatment, the dentist will give your child a special mask, through which the laughing gas is delivered. It is advisable to use this service in pediatric dentistry, as we are trying to minimize unpleasant feelings from the procedure. However, if you do not consider that anesthesia is necessary, or you do not want to do it with the laughing gas, we are ready to offer you a different method.

A few breaths of nitrogen oxide will help your child to relax. In addition, it is possible to choose the gas “flavour” - strawberry or coca cola. Furthermore, your child will remain conscious and will be able to adequately evaluate the situation and respond to dentist’s requests and questions. This is a completely safe gas, which is similar to the one formed during the storm.

Clinical information

Medical “Entonox” gas is intended for short-term, mild or moderate intensity pain treatment, when a fast painkiller effect is needed. The effect is achieved after 4-5 breaths, and it reaches its maximum point in 2-3 minutes.

For patients:

  • Slight relaxation, reduced anxiety feeling.
  • Comfort – reduced emotional and physical tension both before and after the administration of local anesthetic.
  • Gas is withdrawn rapidly in 2-3 minutes after the interruption.

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