Why Dental Sedation?

Dental sedation is used in pediatric dentistry to help children who are anxious, fearful, or uncooperative during dental procedures. It helps to relax the child and make the experience more manageable and comfortable, leading to a more positive outcome.

This can also make it possible to complete more extensive or complicated procedures in one appointment, reducing the number of visits and helping to reduce the overall stress of dental treatment for the child and the parents.

Our top priority is your child's safety and comfort, so we will consistently opt for the most cautious treatment options accessible and strive to utilize non-invasive techniques when feasible. Nonetheless, there may be instances when sedation is necessary to adequately care for your child.

Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is a colorless, odorless, and non-addictive gas that is commonly used in pediatric dentistry to help children feel more relaxed and comfortable during dental procedures.

The gas is inhaled through a mask and works by reducing anxiety, fear, and pain sensations. It does not put the child to sleep but rather induces a state of calm and well-being. It is considered a safe and effective method of conscious sedation for children and is commonly used for a variety of procedures such as cleanings, fillings, extractions, and other routine dental work.

The gas leaves the body quickly after the procedure, allowing the child to return to their normal activities without any lingering effects.

Image of a young girl with a smile on her face. She is wearing a nitrous oxide mask, she also has her hands in the shape of a heart.