Our pediatric dentists at Solomon Kids aim to make dental treatment as comfortable as possible for children. Pediatric dental offices are often a calm, comfortable, and relaxed environment for children.
There are times, however, when a child feels anxious during treatment. If your child feels uncomfortable, he or she may need more support than a gentle, caring manner can provide. Using nitrous oxide or oxygen can calm children’s fear of dental visits.
A nitrous oxide mixture is a mixture of two gasses: oxygen and nitrous oxide. As it is inhaled, it has a calming effect on the body. The body eliminates nitrous oxide/oxygen through normal breathing.
Your child will have a sweet, pleasant aroma and a sense of relaxation and well-being. Your child may respond more positively to nitrous oxide/oxygen if he or she is anxious during dental treatment.
Yes, it is very safe. There is perhaps no safer sedative in dentistry than nitrous oxide. It is mild, easy to take, and quickly eliminated from the body. When breathing nitrous oxide, your child stays fully conscious and retains all natural reflexes.
Before the dental appointment, give your child little or no food. A child can experience nausea or vomiting when they have a full stomach. Secondly, let your pediatric dentist at Solomon Kids know if your child has any respiratory conditions that make breathing through the nose difficult. The effectiveness of nitrous oxide/oxygen may be limited. On the day of your child’s appointment, tell your pediatric dentist if your child is taking any medications.
Every child is unique, and pediatric dentists know that! Each service at Solomon Kids is tailored to your child’s individual needs. The use of nitrous oxide may not be effective for some children, especially those who suffer from severe anxiety, nasal congestion, and extensive treatment needs. Our pediatric dentists have extensive training in sedation and can offer your child other options.
Contact Solomon Kids today to schedule an appointment. Our online booking system is also available for booking your appointment.