NITROUS OXIDE SEDATION (LAUGHING GAS)

Nitrous Oxide, more commonly referred to as laughing gas, is used as a sedative for children. However, it can also be used to produce moderate analgesia for adults with needle phobia. It is a fast acting and colorless gas with a faint sweet smell. Nitrous Oxide is effective as a sedative because it relaxes patients by emitting pleasurable feelings. It works quickly, is reversible and considered to be one of the safest methods of sedation.