Nitrous oxide is an inert gas that acts on the same receptors in the brain as narcotics, but for a much briefer time. Because of this, nitrous oxide provides excellent pain relief, makes time seem to go by faster, and controls anxiety. These effects occur within three minutes, and the gas leaves the body in three minutes. Nitrous oxide is a mainstay of children’s treatment because it is so safe and fast-acting with little or no side effects. Dr. Greg Evans is a master at using nitrous oxide with children. In fact, our pediatric dentist is the nitrous oxide course instructor for Front Range Community College. Call Big Grins if you want to learn more about nitrous oxide in Fort Collins, Colorado.