Nitrous Oxide

If your child feels nervous about their dental treatment, then ask Dr. Pryor and Dr. Higbee about using nitrous oxide (also known as laughing gas). Our dentists offer this sedation because it can help children feel calm and relaxed while we provide the care that improves their oral health. Please contact St. George Kids Dental if you would like your child to benefit from nitrous oxide.

Nitrous Oxide Is A Good Option

Does your child ever feel nervous about visiting the dentist? Does your child’s upcoming treatment make them feel anxious? If so, they may benefit from nitrous oxide sedation at our office. Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is a gas that you inhale through a nose mask during dental treatment. As your child breathes in the nitrous oxide, which is mixed with oxygen, they will experience a relaxed, euphoric sensation. Nitrous oxide can help your child feel calm and at ease throughout their treatment. Nitrous oxide sedation is very safe. After your child’s treatment, they will be given 100% oxygen; the effects will wear off within just a few minutes. By the time you and your child leave our office, the nitrous oxide will be out of their system.

Nitrous oxide is a good option for any of our patients who suffer from dental anxiety or dental phobia. If your child feels anxious because they are receiving a treatment they have not experienced before, or if they simply dislike the sounds and sights of the dental office, we may recommend nitrous oxide to help your child feel more relaxed. Be certain to discuss your concerns with our doctor and dental team before your visit so we can help your child feel more comfortable during their dental treatment. We invite you to contact us today to learn more!