Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Your child will feel more at ease with our nitrous oxide sedation solutions on the Central Coast.

Nitrous oxide sedation is a safe, simple and effective way to calm your child’s anxiety when they visit the dentist. It is commonly used in children’s dentistry and helps to ensure that even the most fearful child enjoys a pleasant experience at the dentist. We believe this helps to set up a positive association with the dentist in your child’s mind, which will encourage them to maintain good dental health throughout their lives.

Nitrous oxide sedation is available at our Lake Haven practice on the Central Coast.

What are the effects of nitrous oxide sedation?

Nitrous oxide is commonly known as ‘happy gas’ and is a completely safe mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen. Patients who receive nitrous oxide sedation enter a pleasant state of deep relaxation and your child’s fears and anxiety will give way to laughter and a sense of fun.

How does nitrous oxide sedation work?

A mask is comfortably fitted over the nose. As your child gently inhales the nitrous oxide, their fears and anxiety will begin to melt away. Nitrous oxide sedation becomes effective in just a few minutes and your child will be constantly monitored by our expert dental staff throughout their treatment.

However, it is important to note that your child must not have a stuffy or blocked nose at the time of the treatment and must be able to breathe freely through their nose.

Is nitrous oxide sedation safe for children?

Nitrous oxide sedation is extremely safe and commonly used in children’s dentistry. The effects dissipate shortly after the gas supply is turned off and is easily and quickly eliminated from the body.

The dosage can also be continuously adjusted throughout your child’s treatment so you can be certain that your child is only ever receiving the level of sedation that they require.

Need more information about our nitrous oxide sedation? Contact our team of dentists in Lake Haven. We can answer any questions you may have and put your mind at ease.