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Nitrous Oxide – Aubrey, TX

Make Your Child’s Visit Comfortable and Relaxing

Little boy smiling at his sedation dentist

Dental practices are full of unfamiliar sights, sounds, and experiences that could easily cause your child to feel nervous or afraid. For some children, even visits as simple as a routine checkup or cleaning can feel insurmountably overwhelming! We want to help your little one learn to love to take care of their smile and form good memories while visiting the dentist. That’s why we offer several sedation dentistry options, including nitrous oxide. To learn more about how your Aubrey sedation dentist can help make your child’s visit comfortable and relaxing with this safe treatment, call us today!

Why Choose WindHaven Pediatric Dentistry For Nitrous Oxide?

  • Compassionate and Experienced Dental Team
  • Your Child’s Safety Is Our Number One Priority
  • We Welcome Patients with Special Needs

How Does Nitrous Oxide Work?

Sedation dentist administering nitrous oxide for child

Nitrous oxide sedation is a colorless, odorless, and carefully balanced mix of nitrous and oxygen. It earned its nickname “laughing gas” because it can help a nervous patient feel so at-ease and content that they may start to giggle a little! To administer it, we’ll simply place a small mask over your son’s or daughter’s nose once they’re settled in the examination chair. Within moments of them inhaling the gas, they’ll feel their worries slip away and be replaced with a sense of peaceful happiness.

While they may feel drowsy, your child will remain conscious and responsive all throughout their treatment. We’ll be keeping a close eye on their breathing and heart rate to ensure that everything is perfectly normal. If needed, we can adjust the level of sedation to ensure they’re as safe and comfortable as possible.

Is Nitrous Oxide Safe for Children?

Young girl smiles at her sedation dentist

Nitrous oxide is a reliable sedation treatment that’s been used in dentistry for nearly 200 years. Over the years it’s been fine-tuned and paired with state-of-the-art monitoring technology to become one of the most reliable tools in overcoming dental anxiety. It’s even officially recognized by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry as a safe and effective technique for children.

Studies indicate that nitrous oxide is well-tolerated in most children, though some may experience feelings of nausea. It doesn’t have any long-term side effects but can have a major impact on how your little one views oral health care for the rest of their lives.  

What Are the Benefits of Nitrous Oxide?

Young girl high-fiving her sedation dentist

There are a variety of reasons why nitrous oxide is a popular choice among parents and dentists, like:

  • Makes for faster, more productive visits.
  • Can be administered without needles.
  • A safe, reliable choice for patients with special needs.
  • Wears off quickly so your child can go back to their normal activities.
  • Helps children overcome their fear of the dentist.

If your son or daughter struggles with anxiety or dread at the thought of visiting the dentist, schedule a consultation with us today. We’ll help you determine if your child could benefit from this helpful form of sedation dentistry!