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Sedation Dentistry for Children

Sedation Dentistry for Children
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Local Anesthesia

Local anesthesia refers to a topical and/or injected anesthetic that will affect only the targeted area for a brief period of time to minimize or eliminate sensation or pain in that specific “localized” area during a dental procedure.

Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide, sometimes referred to as “laughing gas,” is an effective and safe sedation agent that is inhaled through a mask that fits over your child’s nose. Mixed with oxygen, nitrous oxide allows the patient to breathe normally through their nose, and its effects should be felt within a few minutes. Your child may feel lightheaded or notice a tingling in their arms and legs or comment that their legs and arms feel heavy during treatment.  The effects of nitrous oxide wear off quickly after the mask is removed, so those effects should stop once the procedure is over. Ultimately, your child should feel comfortable and calm.  Talk to Dr. T about whether nitrous oxide would be a good option for your child.

Frequently Asked Questions About Pediatric Sedation Dentistry

Is it safe to sedate a child for dental work?
In office, sedation dentistry is usually a safe and effective method for the treatment of patients with severe anxiety/fear. For patients with special health conditions, a medical clearance from the patient's physician might be required before dental sedation. Nitrous inhalation is one of the most common and safest techniques done in dental settings to help alleviate dental anxiety/nervousness. Sedation dentistry is commonly used for patients with severe dental anxiety. While it is relatively safe for a healthy individual, patients with special medical conditions might need medical clearance from the physician before the procedure. The dentist will review the patient's medical history and make such a determination.
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