Laughing Gas Sedation
Our preferred sedation method for kids is laughing gas sedation (nitrous oxide). This is because it doesn’t require any pills or needles. Your child will simply wear a comfortable nose mask, and breathe deeply through their nose as instructed by their dentist.
They will inhale nitrous oxide (laughing gas) that will quickly spread through their bloodstream. This gas introduces feelings of euphoria and happiness, reduces anxiety, and also helps eliminate pain when paired with local anesthesia.
Best of all, it wears off after about 5 minutes once your child’s treatment is done, so you can go back to your day-to-day routine right away, and even send your little one back to school after their appointment.