Nitrous Oxide in Pediatric Dentistry

A Clinical Handbook

  • Kunal Gupta
  • Dimitrios Emmanouil
  • Amit Sethi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Kunal Gupta, Priyanshi Ritwik
    Pages 1-43
  3. Amit Sethi, Sumati Bhalla, Kunal Gupta
    Pages 45-75
  4. Dimitrios Emmanouil
    Pages 77-108
  5. Kunal Gupta, Priyanshi Ritwik
    Pages 151-206
  6. Kunal Gupta, Amit Sethi
    Pages 207-240
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 279-323

About this book


This clinical handbook is a complete guide to the use of nitrous oxide when performing dental procedures in children. Nitrous oxide offers the easiest and safest form of pharmacological behavior management in this age group and can help greatly in reducing fear and anxiety toward dentists and dental treatment.  Importantly, its use in children differs from that in adults, owing in part to the need for appropriate behavior management skills. In considering a range of clinical scenarios in which nitrous oxide is of value, this book will support clinicians in their daily practice. All aspects are covered, including rationale, basic science, mechanism of action, equipment, scavenging systems, technique, monitoring, safety, toxicity, documentation, and team building. Guidance is also provided on the use of nitrous oxide in special pediatric populations requiring oral health care. The book is supplemented by videos that will help readers to comprehend the text easily and to perform the technique efficiently and effectively.


Conscious sedation in dentistry Dental fear management Laughing gas in dentistry Pediatric dental anxiolysis Clinical application of nitrous oxide in pediatric dentistry

Editors and affiliations

  • Kunal Gupta
    • 1
  • Dimitrios Emmanouil
    • 2
  • Amit Sethi
    • 3
  1. 1.Children’s Dental CenterGurugramIndia
  2. 2.Department of Pediatric DentistryNational and Kapodistrian UniversityAthensGreece
  3. 3.Henry Goldman School of Dental MedicineBoston UniversityBostonUSA

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