We understand that some children are anxious, fearful, or restless during dental visits, so we offer sedation options to make their visits smooth and stress-free. Because each child has unique needs, we offer a variety of sedation methods that can help put your child at ease.
Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)
Nitrous oxide, commonly referred to as laughing gas, is one of the most common forms of sedation used in dentistry today. Laughing gas is administered through a comfortable nose mask and takes effect after just a few minutes. This option will make your child feel a mild sense of euphoria, which will keep them calm and relaxed during treatment. Laughing gas wears off quickly so you and your little one can continue on with and enjoy the rest of your day.
When young patients require more complicated dental work and are nervous, fearful, or restless, general anesthesia can be used to help them fall completely asleep. This allows our team to provide your child with optimal care in a controlled setting and complete complex treatment in one visit. When children wake up, they will not have any memories of the experience, which will help prevent fear of the dentist for future visits.
If you would like to learn more about how sedation dentistry can benefit your child, give us a call to discuss further.