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Is Nitrous Oxide Safe?

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Updated: April 30, 2008

Question: Is Nitrous Oxide Safe?

Answer: Nitrous oxide is very safe, because it's easy to take and mild. Nitrous oxide is not addictive. While inhaling nitrous oxide, you remain fully conscience and aware of your surroundings. After coming off of the gas, the effects of it are gone.

If you have respiratory problems or other breathing problems, such as asthma, you should talk with your dentist to see if you are a candidate for nitrous oxide.

Sources:

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Nitrous Oxide 30 April 2008.

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