Does your child ever feel nervous about visiting the dentist? Does their upcoming treatment make them feel anxious? If so, your child may benefit from nitrous oxide sedation at our office. Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is a gas that your child inhales through a nose mask during their treatment. As they breathe in the nitrous oxide, which is mixed with oxygen, they will experience a relaxed, euphoric sensation. Nitrous oxide can help your child 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 your child’s nose mask, and you can legally and safely drive yourself home after your appointment.
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 dentist and dental team before your child’s visit so we can help you and your child feel more comfortable during their treatment. We invite you to contact us today to learn more!