Pediatric Sedation Dentistry

Pediatric Sedation Dentistry

If your child requires treatment but is scared of the dentist, then we can help. We have a range of sedative options for safe and pain-free treatment.

Nitrous oxide, known as laughing gas, is a light sedative that helps relax your child. Another option is general anesthesia, which may be right if your child needs a longer procedure.

Oral sedation is one known method of conscious sedation dentistry, along with inhalation sedation (e.g., nitrous oxide) and conscious intravenous sedation.

Often called laughing gas, nitrous oxide is a very safe, mild sedative that will help your child remain relaxed during dental procedures. Your child’s dentist will give the sedation using a space mask, which carries air (oxygen) mixed with the medication.

Nitrous oxide inhalation is an effective and safe way to reduce anxiety, provide analgesia, and facilitate better communication. Nitrous oxide is usually non-addictive and non-allergic; however, it may cause nausea in up to ten percent of patients.

General anesthesia or general anesthesia is a medically induced coma with loss of protective reflexes, resulting from administering one or more general anesthetic agents.

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