Laughing Gas Sedation For Kids
At our office, we recommend laughing gas sedation for most kids. Laughing gas does not require any needles or pills, and is delivered through a comfortable nose mask. Your child will simply inhale through the mask, and their pediatric dentist will send a stream of nitrous oxide (laughing gas) and oxygen through the mask.
As your child breathes in this gas, they will begin to feel more comfortable and relaxed. The gas takes effect immediately, reducing feelings of anxiety, fear, and pain. Your child will feel happy and euphoric, which makes it a lot easier to get the care they need.
One great benefit of laughing gas sedation is that it wears off quickly and has mild side effects. The gas wears off after about 5 minutes, so you and your little one can get back to your daily routines immediately after your appointment.
Laughing gas can be an excellent choice for kids with dental anxiety, a fear of needles, or a sensitive gag reflex. We would be happy to chat with you to see if this option is a good fit for your child. Schedule a consultation with one of our board-certified pediatric dentists.