Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, is one of the most common forms of sedation dentistry. At Smile Big Pediatric Dentistry, we offer laughing gas as a way for our young patients to feel more comfortable and relaxed during their visit. Nitrous oxide is a safe from of sedation, and it wears off quickly after treatment. To learn whether nitrous oxide in Humble, Texas, is right for your family, we invite you to call us at 713-697-6453 or visit our pediatric dentist, Dr. Shannon De Vera.
Visiting the dentist can make many people feel nervous, especially children and teenagers, or those who require a more complex treatment. For our anxious or nervous patients, our pediatric dentist can talk about whether nitrous oxide can create a more positive and relaxing experience. Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, is a safe gas that patients breathe in during their treatment, resulting in an overall calm feeling. Sedation with nitrous oxide is very safe, and the effects wear off in just a few minutes after treatment.
Laughing gas is a great option for many patients, including those who:
- Experience a fear of the dentist
- Are nervous about their treatment
- Cannot sit still during their treatment
- Have had negative dental experiences in the past
- Do not like the sounds or sights in a dental office
For children or teenagers who are looking for a more comfortable and relaxing dental experience, our caring pediatric dentist and team can help determine if nitrous oxide is the right treatment. Contact us today to learn more. We always strive to make your visits a positive experience!