Dr. Thiel and her team try to provide the most relaxing environment possible but a child may still feel anxious before or during treatment. There are different options Dr. Thiel may suggest that are available if it appears cooperation or safety is an issue. Children who benefit from sedation dentistry may have:
Nitrous oxide, or better known as laughing gas, is a mild form of sedation for children who visit the dentist and may be anxious about their scheduled treatments. Nitrous oxide helps to ease patient’s fears to help them relax during their visit and to receive dental treatment in a comfortable and safe manner.
Nitrous oxide is perhaps the safest sedative in dentistry. It is well-tolerated, having a rapid onset, and is reversible, can be adjusted in various concentrations, and is non-allergenic. Your child remains fully conscious. Additionally, nitrous oxide reduces the gag reflex which can interfere with effective dental treatment. You should inform our office regarding any respiratory condition that makes breathing through the nose difficult for your child.