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Should I receive nitrous oxide if I am pregnant?

If you are pregnant now or plan to get pregnant, you should not receive nitrous oxide without talking to your doctor. Many medical professionals believe that you should not receive nitrous oxide during the first six months of pregnancy, and some believe not at all, because of negative outcomes. Talk to your doctor and dentist about the pros and cons of receiving nitrous oxide. 

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How is nitrous oxide used in dental procedures?
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What should I know about nitrous oxide before taking it?
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How soon after taking nitrous oxide will I feel its effects?
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Is there a generic version of nitrous oxide?
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