Does your child get particularly nervous in the dental chair? Although we try our hardest to make our dental office a fun and positive environment for each child, there are some children who still feel anxious at the dentist’s office. At Smile Builders Pediatric Dentistry, our dentists, Dr. Robyn Lesser, Dr. Donna Nichols and Dr. Ashley Tate, offer nitrous oxide sedation so that your child can feel completely at ease during the procedure. Reach our dental office in Tampa, Florida, by calling 813-880-0100. We look forward to caring for your sweet child.
Nitrous oxide, or N20 sedation, is a gas that is inhaled through the nose, giving the user a relaxing, euphoric sensation that has your child feeling calm and at ease within minutes. For this reason, nitrous oxide is commonly referred to as laughing gas.
It is safe to use for both children and adults alike, and the effects wear off quickly after removing the nose mask. Your child will be able to safely resume daily activities, like school or sports, after having nitrous oxide at the dental office.
This sedation is a great option for children with general anxiety or dental anxiety. It helps children who generally dislike the sights and sounds of dental care so that they can feel comfortable throughout the treatment.