Nitrous Oxide & Sedation
At Georgia Orthodontics & Children’s Dentistry, our team is experienced in providing gentle, caring pediatric dental care for our young patients. However, there are some children that may still be uneasy about having a dental procedure performed. For these children, we offer nitrous oxide, also referred to as “laughing gas”, and IV Sedation.
Nitrous Oxide – Laughing Gas
Nitrous oxide is a mild sedative that is breathed in through the nose through a small nasal mask. The gas is a combination of oxygen and nitrous oxide that calms patients without putting them to sleep. With nitrous oxide, patients are fully aware of what is going on and can respond to and ask questions. Most patients feel a warm sense of well-being and relaxation while breathing in the gas, which helps ease their fear and anxiety during the dental procedure. While the patient is relaxed, our pediatric dentist can safely, quickly, and easily complete your child’s dental treatment. Once the dental visit is over, the child breathes only oxygen which removes the nitrous oxide from the body.
Children’s IV Sedation
At Georgia Orthodontics & Children’s Dentistry, we specialize in working with all children to meet their dental care needs. We understand that coming to the dentist is not always a child’s favorite activity and some may have anxiety when it comes to undergoing dental treatment. To make our young patients more comfortable and at ease, we offer intravenous (IV) sedation. IV Sedation is a safe and comfortable method to help children receive the pediatric dental treatment they require.
Dr. Chong elects to have a board-certified M.D. anesthesiologist administer the IV sedation while he is treating your child. Having both doctors looking after your child provides the optimal environment of safety and comfort and delivery of the highest-quality dental care.
IV Sedation and nitrous oxide are some of the safe options and techniques we use at Georgia Orthodontics & Children’s Dentistry to ensure all our patients have a positive dental visit. If you have an anxious child and to learn more about our sedation or relaxation options, contact us online or call our office to discuss your concerns with one of our knowledgeable, friendly team members!