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Nitrous Oxide

Many children are calm, comfortable and confident in a pediatric dental office. Because pediatric dentists specialize in treating children, they make children feel special. The office is especially designed Just For Kids. Staff members choose to work in a pediatric dental office because they enjoy kids.
Sometimes, however, a child feels anxious during treatment. Your child may need more support than a gentle, caring manner to feel comfortable. Nitrous oxide/oxygen is a safe, effective technique to calm a child’s fear of the dental visit.

What is nitrous oxide/ oxygen?
Nitrous oxide/ oxygen is a blend of two gases, oxygen and nitrous oxide. When inhaled, it is absorbed by the body and has a calming effect. Normal breathing eliminates nitrous oxide/ oxygen from the body.

How will by child feel when breathing nitrous oxide/ oxygen?
Your child will smell a sweet, pleasant aroma and experience a sense of well-being and relaxation. If your child is worried by the sights, sounds, and sensations of dental treatment, he or she may respond more positively with the use of nitrous oxide/ oxygen.

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