Pediatric dentists know that all kids are different! Every service is tailored to your individual child. It is not uncommon for some children to feel anxious towards dental treatment. In this case, we offer nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to help your child feel more relaxed and comfortable.
Nitrous oxide/oxygen is a safe, effective technique to calm a child’s fear of the dental visit.
Your child remains fully conscious and keeps all natural reflexes when breathing nitrous oxide. It works quickly, is reversible and is non-allergenic. Our staff will give you any specific instructions concerning eating or any other specifics concerning the visit. Please inform our staff about any respiratory condition that makes breathing through the nose difficult for your child as it may limit the effectiveness of nitrous oxide. At the end of your child’s appointment, he or she will resume breathing regular oxygen, and all the effects of nitrous oxide will disappear. As your child gets older and becomes more comfortable during dental visits, nitrous oxide may not be necessary.
Nitrous oxide is not effective for some children, especially those who have severe anxiety; nasal congestion, extensive treatment needs, or discomfort wearing a nasal masks. Dr. Singh has comprehensive specialty training and can offer other sedation methods that may be right for your child