Nitrous Oxide is a safe and effective sedative agent that is mixed with oxygen and inhaled through a small mask that fits over the nose to help the patient relax.
Nitrous Oxide is not intended to put you the patient to sleep. In contrast, under the effect of Nitrous Oxide, patients:
Nitrous oxide has an excellent safety record. When administered by trained personnel on carefully selected patients with appropriate equipment and technique, nitrous oxide is a safe and effective agent for providing pharmacological guidance of behavior in children. Acute and chronic adverse effects of nitrous oxide on the patient are rare.
Nausea and vomiting are the most common adverse effects, occurring in 0.5 % of patients.