Laughing gas, which is nitrous oxide, is an effective and safe sedation agent that is inhaled through a mask that fits over your child’s nose. Mixed with oxygen, nitrous oxide allows the patient to breathe normally through their nose, and within minutes they should start to feel the effects. They may feel light-headed or notice a tingling in their arms and legs. Some patients comment that their legs and arms feel heavy. Ultimately, they should feel comfortable and calm. The effects of nitrous oxide wear off quickly after the mask is removed. Talk to the doctor about whether nitrous oxide would be a good option for your child.
Oral Conscious Sedation
We are pleased to be able to provide our patients at Dental Buddies of Vero Beach with oral conscious sedation dentistry. This type of sedation uses oral medication (sedative and analgesics) to help patients relax during dental procedures.
Our goal is to provide services to assist patients who may have anxiety and or stress during a dental procedure or treatment. Oral sedation is one of the available methods of conscious sedation dentistry that we offer at Dental Buddies. In addition, nitrous oxide or laughing gas is available as well.
Benefits of oral conscious sedation include reduced awareness of unpleasant sights, sounds and sensations associated with the procedure along with reduced anxiety. Some patients fall asleep, but not always.
For additional information, or if you would like to schedule an oral conscious sedation consultation to see if it might be a good option for your child, please call our office at 772-226-6888.