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Administration of Nitrous Oxide Analgesia

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Use of this form of conscious sedation represents an effective alternative pain management strategy for dental procedures.

After reading this course, the participant should be able to:

  1. Explain the role of nitrous oxide (N2O) in dentistry and its effects on patients.
  2. List possible contraindications for the administration of conscious sedation during dental treatment.
  3. Discuss important clinical considerations when administering N2O sedation.

This course was issued in the January 2018 issue and expires 1/31/21. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.


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