When it comes to dentistry, many children find themselves afraid of the sights, smells, sounds, or idea of the dentist. However, it is still very important to have your child seen by the dentist regularly. Oral problems never get better by themselves, so children, even those with their baby teeth, who do not regularly visit the dentist often find their smile in a poor state. To help children overcome their dental fears and anxieties, Desert Dental Group Children’s Center offers effective nitrous oxide dental sedation. Dental sedation is proven to help ease fears, relax anxieties, and help kids get the care they need.
What Is Nitrous Oxide?
Nitrous oxide is a colorless, odorless gas that gives patients a relaxed feeling. Often, it is called laughing gas because it helps people forget about their concerns and worries. This proves useful for children, as it helps them sit still and relax, even during new experiences. In the dental office, nitrous oxide is administered via a mask over the nose, and the effects of the sedation occur immediately. Kids will physically and mentally relax, letting their worries disappear, but they will still be in control and be able to respond to the dentist. Once treatment is completed and the mask is removed, they will quickly return to their normal state.
Benefits Of Choosing Nitrous Oxide
- Eases anxieties & worries
- Fast to take effect
- Patients remain in control
- Effective for children
- Effects quickly diminish after gas is removed
If you’ve been avoiding bringing your child to the dentist or if they have dental fear, seeking sedation might be just what is needed. If you still have concerns, we recommend scheduling a consultation with our team in Hesperia, CA. We will discuss your options, answer your questions, and help you decide if nitrous oxide would help your child get the care they need.