dental nitrous oxide - anestheticNitrous oxide dental sedation has been used by professionals for decades. Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is frequently used in child dental procedures to relax a patient. Smiles for Kids Dentistry & Orthodontics provides nitrous oxide dental sedation at both of our offices in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

What is Nitrous Oxide?

Dental professionals used to refer to nitrous oxide as laughing gas. It is delivered to your child through inhalation through a scented nose piece. It is one of three levels of anesthesia offered through our dental office.

What are the Effects of Nitrous Oxide?

Nitrous oxide 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. Nitrous oxide does not put humans to sleep.

What are the Side Effects of Nitrous Oxide?

Nitrous oxide was once called laughing gas as it creates a slightly “happy” feeling in children. Otherwise, there are no residual side effects to nitrous oxide dental sedation. The nitrous oxide is flushed out of the patients system with 5 to 10 minutes of bottled oxygen.

Why Choose Nitrous Oxide Dental Sedation?

Nitrous oxide 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 cavitiesgum disease, or dental emergencies.

Contact Our Children’s Dentists

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.

Smiles for Kids Dentistry & Orthodontics strives to provide the best pediatric dentistry in Albuquerque, NM. Call our caring staff at our Westside location at 505-892-9010 or our Northeast Heights office at 505-299-9606 to set up an appointment.