Nitrous oxide-oxygen: a new look
at a very old technique
Malamed SF, Clark MS.
Section of Anesthesia and Medicine,
University of Southern California
School of Dentistry, USA.
J Calif Dent Assoc. 2003 May;31(5):397-403
ABSTRACTInhalation sedation utilizing nitrous oxide-oxygen has been a primary technique in the management of dental fears and anxieties for more than 150 years and remains so today. Though other, more potent, anesthetics have been introduced, nitrous oxide is still the most used gaseous anesthetic in the world. Administered properly with well-maintained equipment, the nitrous oxide-oxygen technique has an extremely high success rate coupled with a very low rate of adverse effects and complications.People
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