Here at Longhorn Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, ensuring the comfort and wellbeing of your child during their dental treatments is one of our top priorities. One of the options our pediatric dentist and team may recommend to help your child feel more comfortable and avoid anxiety or stress is nitrous oxide sedation.
Also known as “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide is a colorless gas with a faintly sweet odor that has been proven to be a reliable method for alleviating fear and anxiety in children during dental treatments. The administration of nitrous oxide is a straightforward process. A small mask is placed over your child’s nose, delivering a carefully controlled mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen. Within just a few minutes, your child will begin to experience a sense of calm and relaxation. Some children describe it as a “floating” sensation. Our attentive pediatric dentist and team will closely monitor your child throughout the entire procedure to ensure their safety and comfort.
Before proceeding with nitrous oxide administration, Dr. Reza Arzegar will discuss your child’s oral health, treatment options and need for sedation with you. This discussion will also involve your child’s medical history and any medications they may be taking. This personalized approach allows us to determine whether nitrous oxide is the most suitable option for your child’s specific needs.
To schedule a consultation and learn more about nitrous oxide sedation in Austin, Texas, please call our team today at 512-892-2443. We are committed to providing your child with the highest level of care and to making their dental experience as comfortable and stress-free as possible.