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Can gp dentist use nitrous oxide?

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Dr. Dell Goodrick
Dentistry
6 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

A general dentist may administer nitrous oxide with the correct certification from their state.

In brief: Yes

A general dentist may administer nitrous oxide with the correct certification from their state.
Dr. Dell Goodrick
Dr. Dell Goodrick
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Nitrous Oxide use

First, there is a difference between minimal sedation, moderate sedation, deep sedation, and general anesthesia.
Most gp dentists in office settings use nitrous oxide\oxygen analgesia which is a low dose generally 40-60% nitrous \ 30% minimal oxygen . Each state has their own rules governed by a state licensing\education department for training and certification.

In brief: Nitrous Oxide use

First, there is a difference between minimal sedation, moderate sedation, deep sedation, and general anesthesia.
Most gp dentists in office settings use nitrous oxide\oxygen analgesia which is a low dose generally 40-60% nitrous \ 30% minimal oxygen . Each state has their own rules governed by a state licensing\education department for training and certification.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dr. Gary Sandler
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

With proper training and certification from the state dental board a general dentist may use nitrous oxide for anelgesia (taking the edge off without rendering patient unconscious).
Following a certified residency in general anesthesia a general dentist may use nitrous oxide to render a patient unconscious. Different delivery systems required.

In brief: Yes

With proper training and certification from the state dental board a general dentist may use nitrous oxide for anelgesia (taking the edge off without rendering patient unconscious).
Following a certified residency in general anesthesia a general dentist may use nitrous oxide to render a patient unconscious. Different delivery systems required.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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