A child may feel anxious before or during treatment. Your child may need more support than a gentle, caring manner to feel comfortable. Nitrous oxide/oxygen is a safe, effective sedative agent used to calm a child’s fear of the dental visit and enhance effective communication.
Oral Conscious Sedation
Oral Consciuos Sedation is a technique to guide a child’s behavior during dental treatment. Medications are used to help increase cooperation and to reduce anxiety or discomfort associated with dental procedures. Sedative medications cause most children to become relaxed and drowsy.
In conjunction with an anesthesiologist, IV sedation is used to treat children who require extensive treatment. Sedation is endorsed by the American Dental Association and is an effective way to make many patients comfortable during their dental treatment.