Does your child ever feel nervous about visiting the dentist? Does their upcoming treatment make them feel anxious? If so, they may benefit from nitrous oxide sedation at our office. Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is a gas that is inhaled through a nose mask during the treatment. As your child breathes in the nitrous oxide, which is mixed with oxygen, they will experience a relaxed, euphoric sensation. Nitrous oxide can help them feel calm and at ease throughout their treatment. Nitrous oxide sedation is very safe; the effects will wear off within just a few minutes after we remove the nose mask, and your child will quickly feel normal.
Nitrous oxide is a good option for any of our patients who suffer from dental anxiety or dental phobia. If your child feels anxious because they are receiving a treatment they have not experienced before, or if they simply dislike the sounds and sights of the dental office, we may recommend nitrous oxide to help them feel more relaxed. Be certain to discuss your concerns with our pediatric dentists and dental team before your child's visit so we can help them feel more comfortable during their treatment. We invite you to contact us today to learn more!