At Bright Star Kids Dentistry, we have a special way to help kids feel relaxed and comfortable during their dental visits. It is called nitrous oxide, or as some people call it, “laughing gas.” This is a safe and gentle option that can make your child’s dental experience a lot more enjoyable.
Nitrous oxide is a sweet-smelling gas that your child can breathe in through a small mask. It is completely safe and wears off quickly, so there are no lasting effects. As your child inhales the gas, they will start to feel calm and relaxed. Some kids even find it funny and might giggle a little — that is why it is called “laughing gas!”
The great thing about nitrous oxide is that it allows your child to stay awake and aware during the dental procedure. They can still talk to our friendly dental team and let us know how they are feeling. It helps them feel less anxious and more at ease, making the dental visit a breeze.
After the procedure, we will switch the gas to pure oxygen for a short time, and the effects of nitrous oxide will wear off quickly. Your child will be back to feeling like their normal self in no time!
Nitrous oxide is perfect for kids who may feel nervous or scared about going to the dentist. It is a simple and safe way to make their dental experience more relaxed and enjoyable. Our caring pediatric dentists will explain everything to you and your child, answer any questions and make sure they feel comfortable and happy throughout the visit.
If your child needs a little extra help to feel at ease during dental visits, ask us about nitrous oxide in Commerce City, Colorado. Schedule an appointment at 303-286-2679 with Dr. Lawrence Musanje or Dr. Artesha Porter, and let us show you how we can make your child’s dental experience a positive one with the help of “laughing gas.”