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Nitrous Oxide & Sedation

Our compassionate team at Georgia Orthodontics & Children’s Dentistry in Lawrenceville wants every child we treat to have a pleasant experience when they come to us for dental care. Unfortunately, it is sometimes necessary to perform invasive or longer dental treatments that can make children uneasy. Some children are just naturally anxious and can benefit from some type of sedation. When appropriate, we offer nitrous oxide (laughing gas) and IV sedation as options to ensure our young patients are able to feel calm and relaxed during their dental treatments.

Nitrous Oxide – Laughing Gas

One of the safest methods of dental sedation is nitrous oxide, also called laughing gas. This mild sedative is breathed in through a nasal mask that is fitted over the nose. After a few intakes of the blend of nitrous oxide and oxygen, patients notice a calming, euphoric feeling. Children can safely inhale nitrous oxide while we perform their dental treatments. The effects are mild, and your child will remain awake and aware during their treatment, but in a relaxed state-of-mind. This helps us complete our work quicker while putting less stress on the child. Once the treatment is finished, a few inhalations of oxygen will dissipate the nitrous oxide, and the sedative effect will quickly disappear.

Children’s IV Sedation

Dental treatments are not always fast or pleasant. As caring and compassionate as our team is at Georgia Orthodontics & Children’s Dentistry in Lawrenceville, some dental treatments can be invasive, albeit necessary. For lengthy treatments or more invasive procedures like tooth extractions, children’s IV sedation may be recommended to keep a child safe and calm during dental procedures. Children are placed in a sleep-like state to allow us to perform the needed dental treatment without causing stress or anxiety for the child.

If IV sedation is used for one of our patients, we utilize the services of a board-certified anesthesiologist to ensure safety. This allows Dr. Chong to focus on the dental treatment he is performing without trying to monitor the sedation at the same time. The safety and comfort of our patients are always our top priorities.

Sedation dentistry can be a useful tool to make dental treatments less stressful or scary for children. At Georgia Orthodontics & Children’s Dentistry in Lawrenceville, we offer both nitrous oxide and IV sedation for our young patients who have anxiety or trouble staying calm during dental treatments. To learn more about our dental sedation options for children, contact our office to speak to one of our knowledgeable dental team members.

Our Patients Reviews

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I was skeptical about going back into braces. Since this was my second round, I wanted something fast and affordable. I met with Dr. Patel and he was fantastic! He gave me different options, he was very detailed and he answered all my questions.

Karem M.

Dr. Patel is a gem of a person. My daughter is getting braces dine and dr. and staff make sure my daughter is comfortable with the treatment. Dr. Patel explains entire process patiently and gives time to answer any question we may have. Our experience is great and I strongly refer Dr. Patel for yours or your kid's orthodontics needs...

Dipal G.

Highly recommend Milton Dental Specialists!! They were so sweet to my daughter and took extra time and effort to make her enjoy her experience and be comfortable! As a parent this is much appreciated! My daughter left smiling and excited to have her teeth cleaned. Thank you Dr. Chong and Renal!

Natalie M.

An inviting waiting room with the front desk staff greeting me with a smile. Staff was very educated answering as many questions as possible since it was my first consultation for orthodontic help. Dr. Patel was VERY personable giving me all of the options for a plan of action the crowding of my teeth, and gave me all the information (time length, issues to be concerned with, financial differences) to help me choose the best plan for me. His details helped me to feel very comfortable with having to get braces as a female post 25+ years. I definitely recommend him as an orthodontist in the Milton/ North Atlanta area if you are looking for one. Best thing is that the first consultation was absolutely free!

Arti D.

Wow!!! What a great experience with Dr. Chong and Patel and their team at MDS. I was hesistant to send my kids to anyone but Dr. Chong just made my youngest feel so at ease that I knew this was the right place . And I’m now considering seeing Dr. Patel to finally get my teeth straightened after years of being apprehensive about my apprearance . Thanks to everyone at MDS

Jagdeep S.

Very happy with Milton Demtal Specialists. Having a dentist and orthodontist in one location makes dental exams easy while wearing braces. They have great hours and are very accommodating for kids in school who don’t want to miss school for orthodontic or dental work. Very happy with both the dentist and orthodontist.

Christy D.