Laughing Gas

Children are often fearful and anxious over dental procedures. Going to the dentist can be stressful for them. They may even panic when they arrive at a dental office.

Fortunately, sedation dentistry is very helpful in calming children and making the entire experience more comfortable. One of the safest types of dental sedation is nitrous oxide, also called laughing gas.

Laughing gas, mixed with oxygen, creates a relaxing effect, but does not cause the child to fall asleep. Children may feel lightheaded, experience a floating sensation, and have a happier mood. Laughing gas relaxes an anxious child, and takes the edge off so he, or she, is calmer during the dental procedure.

Laughing gas can be easily controlled. The dentist, or a dental assistant, can adjust the amount of gas the child needs. Because laughing gas wears off so quickly, the side effects are low. The child breathes oxygen for a few minutes at the end of treatment so that all the laughing gas leaves their body.

If your child needs a dental procedure that involves drilling or extractions, you may want to consider laughing gas. Please call our office at 201-870-0988 and make an appointment with the dentist to go over your child’s dental condition and what procedure your child may need.

For more information about Laughing Gas in Hackensack, please request an appointment.