Sedation Options

Stop your Pain

Decay in children’s teeth can be a severe health problem. Just as serious is how children feel while their teeth are being treated! Our goal is to provide children a normal, healthy smile while avoiding painful, fearful dental visits that could “turn them off” from regular, future, preventive dental care. To accomplish this goal we offer several ways to help children relax during dental treatment:

Laughing Gas

Nitrous oxide (laughing gas)  – your child will wear a nose piece and breathe in a mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen which gives them a warm, secure, floating feeling during treatment.  Nitrous oxide is very safe.  At no time will your child be breathing less than 2 ½ times the amount of oxygen in room air. With laughing gas, we can use local anesthesia with much less discomfort and your child will be less aware of time during the appointment.

The nitrous oxide sensation is gone within 5 minutes at the end of the appointment, leaving your child feeling relaxed and refreshed. Laughing gas is best for children who have minor treatment needs or older, more apprehensive children.


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