Originally Posted by HopingChris
My daughter is fixing to turn 5 in 2 weeks. The week before her birthday she is going to the dentist to have a tooth drilled (small cavity) but she won't let the dentist do it with a needle so they are giving her laughing gas. Does anyone know anything about laughing gas & children? I am worried for her. She being my youngest. The dentist prescribed a teaspoon of valium a hour before the visit to calm her. I would be greatful for any info.
They called it laughing gas but actually it's nitrous oxide NO2, it does not make you laugh, just relaxes you and make you wanna sleep. the effect is very temporaily, soon after the nitrous is turned off, everything will be the same again. no big deal, pls don't worried. NO2 is widely used on children in dentistry. Sorry to say but sometimes that's the only way to get the work done on kids - use sedation