Playhouse Dental
651 SE Maylor Street Oak Harbor, WA 98277 360-675-4613
1204 18th Street Anacortes, WA 98221 360-588-8238

Nitrous Oxide

If your child is worried by the sights, sounds or sensations of dental treatment, they may respond more positively with the use of nitrous oxide/oxygen.

Nitrous oxide/oxygen, which you might know better as laughing gas, can reduce anxiety and gagging in children and make long appointments easier.  It also raises your child’s pain threshold; things that normally would hurt, don’t seem to bother them as much.

Your child breathes the gas through a mask (flavored or unflavored) placed on the nose and remains fully conscious during treatment.

Recovery after treatment is rapid and complete.

Before using nitrous oxide/oxygen on your child, you will be asked to review and sign an informed consent form.  Please take the opportunity to review it and ask us any questions that you might have.