Sometimes, nitrous oxide, more commonly known as laughing gas, is necessary for dental procedures and surgeries. Although many dentists use local anesthetics, there are some that use nitrous oxide to calm jittery or nervous patients, or for longer or more complicated procedures.
Call the dentists at Kool Smiles today to answer your questions about nitrous oxide.
Nitrous oxide is a safe and effective sedative agent that is mixed with oxygen and inhaled through a small mask that fits over your nose to help you relax.
A dentist may recommend a sedative like nitrous oxide for children who:
Nitrous oxide helps calm your child throughout a dental treatment or procedure. The effects of laughing gas may last up to six hours after it starts working. It takes about five minutes to start working and your child won’t feel a thing throughout the procedure.
Keep in mind that nitrous oxide will most likely not put your child into a deep sleep. They should be awake throughout the treatment but will feel very relaxed. Any pain is numbed by other medication, such as novocaine.
At Kool Smiles, we want your child to have a healthy smile. We offer a wide range of affordable treatments and we are happy to discuss nitrous oxide or any other dental sedative with you, and work with you to make the best decision for your child’s treatment.
Come see us at one of our over 120 Kool Smiles locations, or call us today to set up an appointment for your child.
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