Your Child's Comfort is Our Priority
Sedation Dentistry Davis, CA
At Richard A. Mandelaris, DMD Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, we understand that some children have had traumatic experiences in dentistry or have other anxieties about their treatment. We always encourage parents or guardians to call or schedule an appointment to discuss any of your concerns prior to your child’s visit. We strive to meet your child's individual needs while making them feel comfortable. For children with anxiety, sedation dentistry with nitrous oxide may be the answer.
Nitrous oxide is a safe and effective sedative agent that will help your child relax. It is mixed with oxygen and inhaled through a small mask that fits over your child's nose. We encourage you to call us with any concerns or questions.
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Nitrous oxide, sometimes called "laughing gas," is one option our doctors may offer to help make your child more comfortable during certain procedures. It is not intended to put them to sleep. Your child will be able to hear and respond to any requests or directions you or our doctors may have. Our doctors will ask your child to breathe normally through their nose, and within a few short minutes they should start to feel the effects of the nitrous oxide. Your child may feel light-headed or a tingling in their arms and legs. Some people say their arms and legs feel heavy. Ultimately, your child should feel calm and comfortable. The effects of nitrous oxide wear off soon after the mask is removed. Talk to us about whether nitrous oxide would be a good option for your child at their next appointment.
Pediatric Hospital Dentistry
In rare circumstances, children are born with extra teeth or experience unusual growths or infections in the mouth, and oral surgery might be required. This can be a scary experience for a child, and as their parent, it may be even worse for you. We feel strongly about treating your child's surgical needs while also keeping the emotional needs in mind, so we will help them to feel secure and safe while explaining treatment using words that are understandable. We encourage them to ask questions and provide reassurance throughout the procedure, and our main goal is to treat your child in a comfortable manner with a high standard of safety.
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