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Why Pediatric Dentistry Uses Nitrous Oxide

Posted on 8/7/2023 by Tiny Teeth Pediatric Dentistry
Why Pediatric Dentistry Uses Nitrous Oxide When your kid is scheduled to receive a pediatric dentistry procedure, you may be somewhat concerned about the anesthetic, particularly if it's the first time for the kid to be sedated with nitrous oxide. But there is nothing to worry about. Nitrous oxide is pretty a reliable pediatric sedation dentistry and there are many reasons for pediatric dentists to use it for young patients.

A Top Choice for Anxiety

Nitrous oxide is considered a top choice when a kid needs a pediatric dentistry procedure. Perhaps you have heard this anesthetic being called 'laughing gas.' This anesthetic receives the funny nickname because it gives a kid a sense of happiness, wellbeing, and some mild euphoria. You may find that some children get the giggle and might even make funny observations or comments. When your kid receives the sedation, they remain thoroughly relaxed or quite drowsy, though they are still awake during the dental procedure. It is a great choice because it reduces anxiety and makes the kid feel completely comfortable.

A Powerful Pain Relief

Nitrous oxide is not just good at reducing anxiety, dentists find it a powerful option for relieving pain. You will not have to worry about the kid experiencing pain or discomfort when receiving their dental procedure. Sometimes, a pediatric dentist can use a combination of local anesthesia and nitrous oxide, especially for more complex dental issues or treatments. It is safe and a better choice over other kinds of anesthesia that tend to create strong effects or potentially unsafe side effects.

Talk to our dentist about sedation dentistry for your kid. Schedule an appointment today. Our team will help determine, which sedation to use for the specific procedure your kid is receiving. We will walk you through the various sedation options we have for kids and advise you on the most appropriate one.

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At Tiny Teeth Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Healy created this informative blog to assist with educating the community about various topics of pediatric dentistry.
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