Nitrous oxide, or “laughing gas,” is a mild inhalation agent that is intended to decrease anxiety and deliver a calming effect. Drs. Bowden, Bowden, and Hernandez have found it to work best during restorative treatment for patients who have mild anxiety and could use a little extra help. The nitrous oxide is delivered through a nasal hood and provides a mild euphoric sensation to better help patients tolerate treatment. Children often report feeling a little floaty, with mild tingling sensations in their hands. Upon completion of treatment, the nasal hood is flushed with 100% oxygen and the mild effects are rapidly reversed. To learn more about nitrous oxide in Timonium, Maryland, and schedule an appointment with our dentists, call Kids First Pediatric Dentistry at 410-828-5699 today.