Commonly known as "laughing gas," nitrous oxide is one of the gentlest, safest, and most effective sedation techniques available today. It's ideal for children who are just a little bit anxious about coming to see us. They'll simply inhale the colorless, odorless gas through a small mask on their nose, and within a minute, they will feel a warm, comforting sensation throughout their entire body. Many feel like they are floating. After we are done with their treatment, we will remove the mask and your child will feel completely normal in less than one minute. They will be able to go with their day without any lasting drowsiness.
General anesthesia is performed by a trained, Board-Certified anesthesiologist that uses inhalation gases to induce unconsciousness. General anesthesia may be indicated for children with severe dental fear, significant dental needs, or mental/physical special needs. With this treatment option, all treatment would be completed in our office with one visit. The patient is able to go home the same day and does not recall the process
Please contact The Loose Tooth to schedule a consultation, learn more about sedation dentistry, and find out which sedation dentistry method may be right for your child.