If you have a child who is particularly nervous about dentistry, let’s talk about sedation dentistry. We want to make your child’s appointment a success. Whether they are anxious about a single procedure or about the dental chair in general, sedation dentistry can really change their relationship with dentistry!
When is Sedation Dentistry Right for My Child?
Our doctors may recommend sedation dentistry for:
- Long, complicated, or multiple procedures
- Anxious patients
- Children who have difficulty sitting through a dental appointment
- Children who have an overactive gag reflex
What is Nitrous Oxide?
At Just for Kids Dentistry in Centennial Hills, we recommend nitrous oxide, more commonly known as laughing gas. Nitrous oxide helps ease the patient’s fears, and allows them to relax during their visit.
The nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, is delivered through a mask over the nose. The nitrous oxide is blended with oxygen and delivered as the patient inhales it. This form of sedation dentistry takes effect almost immediately, so your child can begin feeling comfortable right away.
Is Laughing Gas Safe?
Nitrous oxide has been used in dental procedures for over 100 years. It is a mild form of sedation dentistry that is easily controlled and adjusted based on your child’s needs.
Laughing gas has no side effects on the heart, liver, brain, or kidneys. It is odor-free and colorless, and does not disturb normal breathing.
Laughing gas makes your child feel relaxed, happy, and even giddy while inhaling the nitrous oxide. As soon as the mask is removed, effects from the nitrous oxide will vanish.
With a combination of local anesthesia and laughing gas, your child’s dental treatment can be 100% pain-free and stress-free.
Expect Comfort from Your Next Dental Visit
At Just for Kids Dentistry, we know that our patients deserve high quality care. Along with a precise procedure, they should also have a relaxing experience.
We offer pediatric services of all kinds in a tranquil atmosphere. If you would like to find out more information about sedation dentistry in Centennial Hills, or other services, contact us today.