Nitrous Oxide

Of course, most children are very apprehensive about the dentist. As a result, many parents avoid taking their child to the dentist altogether. Our goal at SouthPark Pediatric Dentistry is to alleviate those fears and make each child feel safe and secure when they come in for an exam or treatment.

Sedation dentistry offers safe but helpful medications that will allow your children to relax and overcome any anxiety. Our staff is experienced in helping you choose the best type of sedation for your child and then employing that sedation effectively. Our staff will look over the medical history of your child and consider any medications that your child may be taking and help you know if sedation dentistry is a good option for your child.

What is Nitrous Oxide?

Perhaps the most common form of sedation dentistry is the use of nitrous oxide. This is a method that is commonly referred to as “laughing gas.” A special nasal mask will help your child to relax as they breathe in the nitrous oxide. This treatment provides a soothing and relaxing effect. The anxiety subsides and discomfort is avoided. The child is awake and alert throughout the procedure. One positive factor about nitrous oxide is that the gas dissipates the moment that the mask is removed and there are no lasting effects. The child will be able to resume their normal activities and schedule as soon as their procedure is complete.

Our goal is to remove the nervousness and fear that your child has for the dentist chair so that they can receive the dental care that is necessary. If you live in the Charlotte, NC area and would like more information about nitrous oxide and all of its benefits, please contact our office today!

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