Nitrous Oxide & Anesthesia
We offer different sedation options to help keep your child calm and relaxed
At Firefly Children’s Dentistry we understand that every child has unique needs. For that reason, we may offer treatment with different forms of sedation to make sure your child has the most comfortable experience. Call today to schedule your appointment!
Nitrous/Laughing gas is a treatment adjunct that we use frequently here at Firefly. It is one of the safest sedatives with few side affects. Laughing gas will help your child relax, be calmer and overall have a more pleasant experience. Children who receive laughing gas will still be alert, awake and able to communicate with us. Laughing gas will not put your child to sleep. The effects of the gas wear off almost immediately once it is turned off. We recommend staying away from heavy foods prior to having laughing gas.
Sometimes, for the comfort and safety of your child our doctor may recommend that dental work be completed under general anesthesia. Sedation may be a good option for children with severe anxiety, extensive treatment and/or children with complex medical needs. Whatever the reason, we got you covered. Under general anesthesia, we complete all the necessary work for your child during one visit while they are sleeping. General anesthesia is performed in hospital setting under the close supervision of anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists.