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2200 G.A.R. Hwy

Swansea, MA 02777

508-233-3341

31 King Charles Dr

Portsmouth, RI 02871

401-437-4006

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Nitrous Oxide

Some children are given nitrous oxide/oxygen - or what you may know as laughing gas - to relax them for their dental treatment. Nitrous oxide/oxygen is a blend of two gases, oxygen and nitrous oxide. Nitrous oxide/oxygen is given through a small breathing mask which is placed over the child’s nose, allowing them to relax without putting them to sleep. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recognizes this technique as a very safe, effective technique for treating children’s dental needs. The gas is mild, easily taken, and it is quickly eliminated from the body and it is non-addictive. While inhaling nitrous oxide/oxygen, your child remains fully conscious and maintains all of their natural reflexes.

Prior to your appointment:

  • Please inform us of any change to your child’s health and/or medical condition.

  • Tell us about any respiratory condition that makes breathing through the nose difficult for your child. It may limit the effectiveness of the nitrous oxide/oxygen.

  • Let us know if your child is taking any medication on the day of the appointment.

Our Locations

Swansea Office

2200 G.A.R. Hwy Ste 2a

Swansea, MA 02777

508-233-3341

Email: Staff@LavoiePediatricDentistry.com

Appointment Request Form

Portsmouth Office

31 King Charles Drive

Portsmouth, RI 02871

401-437-4006

Email: Staff@LavoiePediatricDentistry.com

Appointment Request Form

Lavoie Pediatric Dentistry is a member of the ADA
Lavoie Pediatric Dentistry is a member of the AAPD
Lavoie Pediatric Dentistry is a member of the MDS
Lavoie Pediatric Dentistry is a member of the RI Dental Association
Lavoie Pediatric Dentistry is a member of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry