Laughing gas sedation

        Laughing gas, also known as nitrous oxide, is a form of sedation that is commonly used in dentistry to help patients relax and feel more comfortable during procedures. It is a safe and effective method of sedation that has been used in dentistry for over 150 years. Laughing gas is inhaled through a small mask placed over the patient’s nose. It is a colorless and odorless gas that is mixed with oxygen. The patient will start to feel relaxed and calm within a few minutes of inhaling the gas. The level of sedation can be adjusted to the patient’s needs, and the patient will remain conscious and able to communicate throughout the procedure. The effects of laughing gas wear off quickly after the procedure is finished, and the patient will be able to drive themselves home and return to normal activities. Laughing gas is relatively safe and has few side effects. Some patients may experience nausea or dizziness, but these symptoms are usually short-lived.Laughing gas sedation is considered a “minimal sedation” technique and is generally used for procedures that are not too invasive or painful.

It can be used for a variety of procedures, such as cleanings, fillings, and extractions. It’s a great option for patients who have mild to moderate anxiety about dental procedures or for children who may not be able to sit still for an extended period of time. This technique of calming the child/adult is being used by many dentists for more than 70 years and we are one of the few who are using this for our child patients since 2015 in India to deliver the care in a more comfortable and relaxed manner. In this technique child is given a combination of Nitrous oxide (Laughing gas) and oxygen to breath through a scented/flavored mask placed on the nose through out the treatment. This magic gas calms the child, reduces the anxiety and increases the ability to handle unpleasant experiences while keeping the child awake and watching the TV. This is a win-win situation as we can perform a better treatments which gives long-lasting results while fostering great experiences to the child. We fondly say Laughing/happy gas equals happy dental experiences

General Anesthesia

        General anesthesia/complete anesthesia for a child who needs extensive dental treatments is not something new or something rare. It is standard of care for very young children or for children with special needs who can’t cooperate/accepts dental treatments in the dental chair unlike little grown ups who accepts treatments in the dental chair with local anesthesia/dental shots.
Although it sounds little worrisome to parents when their child needs treatments under general anesthesia, it is absolutely safe when administered under expert care. Here in our practice we take utmost care in determining the need for general anesthesia when all other modalities of handling children cavities are failed or can’t be attempted. Dental procedures under general anesthesia are usually a day care procedures where in child comes to the hospital early in the morning with empty stomach, gets the treatment done and gets discharged from the hospital by evening.


There are several advantages of using laughing gas (nitrous oxide) sedation in dentistry, including:


Laughing gas is a safe and effective form of sedation that has been used in dentistry for over 150 years. It has a low risk of side effects and complications.


The level of sedation can be easily adjusted to the patient's needs and the patient remains conscious and able to communicate throughout the procedure.

Quick recovery

The effects of laughing gas wear off quickly after the procedure is finished, allowing the patient to return to normal activities soon after.


Laughing gas can provide a relaxing and calming effect for patients, allowing them to feel more comfortable during dental procedures.


Laughing gas sedation is relatively inexpensive compared to other forms of sedation.


Laughing gas is inhaled through a small mask, making it a non-invasive form of sedation.

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santosh guptasantosh gupta
11:46 08 Nov 22
This is regarding my son's Tongue tie surgery (When we actually went for root canal treatment)Hi, I am Santosh and my wife Rohini. My Son Avijith (Five Year old) was suffering from cavities since an year. We went to nearby clinic first and they did half treatment and suggested to visit pediatric dentist. That is when my wife started searching internet and found "Childrens Dentistry" with positive reviews. So we visited Doctor Kranthi Garu.As soon as he spoke with my son and had a look at his teeth with all the deep cavities,Doctor informed that he has to perform four root canals and two fillings.Apart from this, he explained about how my son is suffering from tongue-tie.Because of tongue-tie, he was unable to clean his teeth with his tongue soon after eating.And we already noticed that my son was facing difficulties in pronouncing some words like letters "Da and Dha / Sa and Sha (Hindi)". But we thought that it was because of his small age but now we understood the problem and took a while to digest the news and little more time to share it with my parents and in-laws.Treatment:I was wondering how my son could bear the root canal for not one but four teeth.But, here are the things I liked.1. Ceiling has TV and they played the cartoons my kid wanted so that when he lie down, he can watch tv to deviate his focus from the treatment.2. Laughing gas inhale to make him comfortable and I immediately searched google to see if it is safe to inhale during treatment and "It's safe".3. Talking to my son, giving high five when my son was co-operating. Took his time to make my son comfortable and also multiple sittings.4. My son also supported well considering his age. We also took him to games after each and every sitting and he enjoyed eating ice creams after the treatment.5. We visited the clinic every couple of days because of multiple sittings.6. After all the dental treatments and just before dussehra holidays, we decided to go for surgery so that my son will have ample time to recover at home.Finally, the tongue tie laser surgery that took 1 hour (Including anesthesia, comforting my son, etc etc)7. My son suffered pain for next two days (He was silent when paracetamol was given)Current progress:1. Its been three weeks now. We are all happy with the outcome.2. We are continuing tongue exercises still. We clearly noticed the change in his pronunciation and tongue movements.3. We all started following good oral care practices.
Jayaprakash AndapallyJayaprakash Andapally
09:58 30 Sep 22
We visited Doctor kranthi Kumar for my 5 years kid who is suffering from cavities and tooth decay. We visited few doctors in Chennai but not so happy with the treatment plan they advised and misguided too. Usually my kid was not so supportive to any kind of treatment but doctor make him more comfortable and dealt with him in such a way to respond and support to the doctor. My kid loved the ambience and friendly nature of doctor and he happy to co-operate with the doctor during the entire treatment stages.Doctor explained the treatment plan well and so supportive to the questions we have. We visited this hospital multiple times and every times doctor has treated my son with good care. Thanks for the staff for their support.I am sure we will strongly recommend to my relatives and friends about this hospital.
subhendu Mishrasubhendu Mishra
13:58 17 Sep 22
Very bad services.. They are just telling something and doing something else. They charged us for consulting and X-ray but then demanded a lot of money for my kids treatment. It's like a trap.. Visited couple of times spent INR 1500 ultimately without any treatment... Asked INR 1750 for every service.. To remove tooth, for filling, even for cleaning mouth.. He didn't even touch the tooth.. I had to remove a guava seed from my kids mouth after visiting doctor twice...
sanjay kumarsanjay kumar
07:18 01 Sep 22
We made visit for our 6 yr old child's tooth ache and cavity. We were suggested to go for cavity filling and extraction of damaged tooth..the whole process was smoothly managed..hygiene and safety maintained at the clinic of top notch which is of prime importance dealing with oral care in the time of pandemic or otherwise also. Child was made very comfortable during the treatment process. Dr. Kranthi Kr Reddy has very good skill in pacifing the kid and making the kid very comfortable during the process. We thank you doctor for the whole process of treatment...The treatment is good and recommended for anyone looking for children dental need.
April L BurtchApril L Burtch
07:40 22 Nov 21
We had a great experience during our dental visit today. We brought in our nervous 5 year old. Doctor and staff made sure she was comfortable and happy, and the treatment recommended went quickly and smoothly! I highly recommend this clinic to anyone. They are very professional, clean, and most importantly very kind. Much better than any place I’ve been to in USA. Thank you all again
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