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Sedation Dentistry for Kids – Pelham, NH

Keeping Little Ones
Comfortable & Calm

You don’t need a degree in dentistry to know that many children aren’t exactly fans of going to the dentist. In fact, some are downright terrified, which can turn routine appointments into stressful experiences for children and parents alike. If your child normally feels nervous visiting the dentist, we can use safe and effective sedation dentistry to help calm their lingering nerves. Thanks to this and our team’s warm and gentle approach, we can promise that your child’s next appointment will be a breeze from check-in to checkout. To learn more about their options for sedation dentistry in Pelham, NH and which one might be best, contact us today.

Why Choose Us for Sedation Dentistry for Kids?

  • Sedation available to help with any procedure
  • Ready to serve children of all ages
  • Happy to welcome children with physical, mental, & behavioral special needs

Nitrous Oxide Dental Sedation

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You’ve probably heard nitrous oxide referred to by a sillier name—laughing gas! Thankfully, when children breathe in this colorless, odorless gas, it won’t reduce them to giggles, but rather help them quickly relax in the dental chair. As a result, it’s a popular solution for those that struggle with dental-related anxiety, have a hard time staying relaxed during their treatment, or need extensive care. To learn more about this calming sedation option, read on!

Who Is a Good Candidate for Nitrous Oxide?

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If your child is scared of going to the dentist, they need a more extensive treatment (like root canal therapy), or they have a mental or physical disability that prevents them from staying calm in the dental chair, they may be a good candidate for nitrous oxide. Of course, our knowledgeable team will need to review their medical history before confirming that’s the case. For example, if your child has trouble breathing, then nitrous oxide will not be the best option. Don’t worry – we can present other solutions as well to ensure your child gets the essential care they need in the calming environment they deserve.

How Does Nitrous Oxide Work? 

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Nitrous oxide is a gas that is administered through a small nasal mask, which stays on for the entire appointment. In addition to being fast-acting and effective, it’s so gentle that it can be safely used with even the youngest children. Plus, our team will carefully monitor their vitals throughout to ensure they are perfectly okay. At the end of their treatment, we will remove the mask, and the effects will dissipate almost instantly.

Aftercare for Nitrous Oxide

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Since there aren’t any lingering effects once the mask is removed, aftercare for nitrous oxide is quite easy. In fact, your child will be able to go straight back to school after their appointment! Just make sure they continue to drink plenty of water, eat well-balanced meals, and implement a solid oral hygiene routine to keep their oral health in tip-top shape. If their mouth was numbed for their treatment, then encourage them to wait to eat until they’ve fully regained feeling in their mouth. That way, they won’t accidentally bite their lip or tongue.