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Nitrous Oxide Sedation – Clinton, MA

Take the Edge off Dental Nervousness

If your child struggles with dental-related anxiety, then you know all too well how nerve-wracking even routine dental cleanings can be for them. Don’t worry; there is a way for them to get essential dental treatments without stress: nitrous oxide sedation. Essentially, this mild sedative allows patients to take the edge off dental nervousness to receive the care they need. To learn more about this calming solution, read on or contact your child’s dental team today!

Why Choose Simply Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics For Nitrous Oxide Sedation?

  • Sedation Available for Any Procedure
  • Dental Team Dedicated to Patient Comfort
  • Patient Quickly Feels Warm, Happy, & Calm

Who Is a Good Candidate for Nitrous Oxide Sedation?

worried girl before getting relief with nitrous oxide sedation in Clinton

Nitrous oxide sedation is a highly tested and safe method of helping nervous patients alleviate dental anxiety to feel comfortable in the treatment chair. Most often, it’s used to help those who:

  • Have a fear of needles
  • Are scared of the dental office
  • Suffer from dental sensitivity
  • Experience head, neck and jas pain
  • Have difficulty controlling their movement

To determine if your child is a candidate, our knowledgeable and friendly sedation dentist will review their medical and dental history. Although nitrous oxide is suitable for a wide range of patients, it’s not ideal for everyone, like expecting mothers.

How Does Nitrous Oxide Sedation Work?

girl getting treatment during dental sedation

Our team takes pride in providing gentle dentistry. If your little one needs extra help to alleviate dental anxiety, one of our friendly team members will place a comfortable nasal mask over their nose. First, they will breathe in only oxygen. Then, we will use the knobs next to them to allow a mix of nitrous oxide and oxygen to flow. Within a few minutes, this clear, odorless gas will begin to take effect, making them feel a sense of relaxation and calmness. Once they’re completely at ease, we will begin their treatment.

Aftercare for Nitrous Oxide Sedation

happy child after dental treatment looking in mirror

One of the biggest perks of nitrous oxide sedation in Clinton is your child won’t feel groggy for the rest of the day – the effects will wear off as quickly as they arrived. At the end of their treatment, we will adjust the knobs to begin administering only oxygen again. They will start to feel the effects subside. After a minute or two, they’ll feel normal again, allowing your child to continue their day as usual!