If you’re an anxious patient yourself, you might already be familiar with nitrous oxide (commonly called laughing gas) in the dentist’s office—but did you know children can experience the relaxing lightness that comes with breathing it in, too? It’s very common in pediatric practices.
Nitrous oxide is very safe and mild, and your child can wear a “space mask” that lets them inhale it (along with oxygen) throughout the duration of their treatment. The effects kick in quickly, and when they’re finished, breathing pure oxygen will clear any remaining effects within minutes.
If your child is very nervous about dental treatment and their treatment plan is a bit more extensive, We can arrange for them to sleep through procedures with general anesthesia. We have trained and maintained hospital privileges to offer deeper sedation.
If your child is under general anesthesia, rest assured they’ll be under constant monitoring throughout their care. We’ll also determine whether they’re a good candidate for General Anesthesia after a medical history evaluation that includes whether they have any conditions or take medications that make it unsuitable.
If you have any questions about sedation dentistry, please contact your Roseville children’s dentists, Drs. Jeff and Candy McComb at Adventure Kids Dental today!