Boca Raton Children's Sedation

Due to dental anxiety some children are given nitrous oxide/oxygen, or laughing gas, to relax them for dental treatment. It is given through a small breathing mask which is placed over the child's nose, allowing them to relax, but without putting them to sleep. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recognizes this technique as a very safe, effective technique to use for treating children's dental needs. The gas is mild, easily taken and eliminated from the body with normal breathing. It is non-adictive and your child remains fully conscious and keeps all natural reflexes throughout the appointment. Outpatient general anesthesia is recommended for apprehensive children, very young children, and children with special needs where dental treatment cannot be completed in the dental office. This is performed in a hospital or outpatient setting only.