Nitrous oxide is a safe and effective sedative agent that is mixed with oxygen and inhaled through a small mask over your child’s nose. Sometimes called “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide is one option your dentist may offer to help make your child more comfortable during certain procedures.
Why would a child need sedation treatment?
Children who are very fearful of the dentist or require extensive dental treatment may benefit from sedation treatment. Our pediatric specialists may recommend sedation if they believe it will help your child feel more comfortable during their visit. If you are interested in learning more about the sedation options available, our friendly staff would be happy to discuss them with you in more detail.
Is sedation dentistry safe for my child?
Sedation is generally safe for most people. However, it is important to talk to your dentist to make sure your child is a good candidate for sedation to avoid any potential complications.