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Sedation Dentistry for Kids – New Britain, CT

Gentle & Compassionate Care for Young Smiles

It’s not news to our team that most children don’t exactly love going to the dentist, but for some, their anxiety can be so bad that it prevents them from receiving even routine care. If this describes your little one, know that we’re able to help using sedation dentistry. This safe and proven method can help calm any dental fears so both you and your child can enjoy a stress-free trip to the dentist. To learn more about your child’s sedation options, give us a call today.

Why Choose Us for Sedation Dentistry for Kids?

  • Sedation available for any procedure
  • Able to help all ages of children
  • Calm & relaxed office atmosphere

Nitrous Oxide

Woman with nitrous oxide nasal mask

Between the new people, the unfamiliar tools, and the different sounds, it’s not hard to see why kids and adults alike experience dental-related anxiety. Fortunately, each member of our New Britain dental team has a passion for providing gentle, effective, and top-tier dental care. Plus, we offer nitrous oxide for patients who need a little extra help staying calm in the treatment chair. To learn more about this anxiety-relieving solution, give our team a call or read on!

Who Is a Good Candidate for Nitrous Oxide?

Child smiling with pink bib during dental checkup

Since nitrous oxide is easy to administer, fact-acting, and the effects dissipate quickly, it’s a good solution for patients of all ages. If your child struggles with:

  • A fear of needles
  • Anxiety surrounding their dental visits
  • Difficulty sitting still in the treatment chair
  • Dental sensitivity

then it’s worth getting in touch with our team to find out if nitrous oxide is a good fit for them.

How Does Nitrous Oxide Work?

Dentist placing nose piece over child's nose

After your little one settles comfortably into the treatment chair, we will place a nose piece on them that administers the nitrous oxide. With the knobs, we can adjust the flow of the oxygen and nitrous oxide as needed, monitoring their vitals every step of the way. After a few minutes of breathing in the gas, your child will feel a wave of relaxation. At this point, we will begin their treatment. Once it’s complete, we will remove the mask and the effects will start to dissipate immediately.

Aftercare for Nitrous Oxide

Mom and daughter touching noses on desk at home

Unlike other sedation options, the effects of nitrous oxide begin to fade as soon as the nose piece is removed. As a result, your child won’t have any prolonged drowsiness after their treatment or difficulty getting back to their day-to-day routine!

If you’d like to learn more about this calming option, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our New Britain sedation dentist. We’re here to answer any questions you have and help your child have the anxiety-free treatment they deserve!