Gas dental sedation has been used by professionals for decades. Laughing gas, is frequently used in child dental procedures to relax a patient. Smiles for Kids Dentistry & Orthodontics provides laughing gas dental sedation at both of our offices in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Dental professionals use laughing gas, delivered to your child through inhalation through a scented nose piece. It is one of three levels of anesthesia offered through our dental office.
Laughing Gas changes nitrogen levels in the body, allowing a child to tolerate more pain so the dentist can provide treatment while they relax. It may make their arms and legs feel heavy or have a tingling sensation. Gas sedation does not put humans to sleep.
Gas sedation, or the use of laughing gas, creates a slightly “happy” feeling in children. Otherwise, there are no residual side effects to gas sedation dental sedation. The gas is flushed out of the patients system with 5 to 10 minutes of bottled oxygen.
Gas sedation is important to helping patients overcome psychological fears of the dentist. Fear may override your child’s need to seek preventative treatments, as well as treatment for dental problems like cavities, gum disease, or dental emergencies.
More than 20,000 New Mexico kids call Smiles for Kids Dentistry & Orthodontics their dental home. Our pediatric specialists and children’s dentists are happy to utilize sedation dentistry or anesthesia in order to perform the dental treatment your child needs. Contact us to set up an appointment with one of our children’s dentists.