Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Nitrous oxide, sometimes called “laughing gas,” is one option we offer to help make your child more comfortable during their dental procedures. It is not intended to put you to sleep. Ultimately, you should feel calm and comfortable. The effects of nitrous oxide wear off soon after the mask is removed.
Conscious Oral Sedation
When a child is young and has many cavities, it is very difficult for your child to stay still during the dental treatment. To make sure the procedure is done in a safe manner, we offer oral sedation to make the appointment easier for your child. It is a liquid medication that is safe for children. Your child stays awake during the appointment and is very relaxed and drowsy.
This is what most people call “being put to sleep”. We offer general anesthesia for those who are very young, very fearful and unable to cope with multiple dental appointments. General anesthesia is provided in a surgical centre by an anesthesiologist who specializes in treating children.