Minimal inhaled sedation, also called “laughing gas”, is easily administered through a comfortable nose mask. Your child will simply breathe in through their nose, and when the sedative takes effect, they will begin to feel relaxed and euphoric. This option has a number of benefits. It doesn’t require a needle or a pill, and the effects wear off quickly after treatment. This means that you and your little one can enjoy the rest of the day as you normally would after their appointment.
Minimal inhaled sedation can be used to treat dental anxiety, but it can also be administered for other reasons. If your child is afraid of needles, we may recommend sedation to help administer numbing agents. A strong gag reflex and difficulty sitting still for a prolonged period of time are other common reasons that parents may request sedation options for their child. If you think sedation may be right for your little one, call us to discuss your needs and we will make recommendations for treatment.
When possible, Dr. Sal and Dr. Yasi do their best to avoid using sedatives in favor of using non-pharmacological behavior management techniques. Behavior management techniques involve child-friendly explanations about diagnosis and treatment. This helps your child feel more in control of the situation, and makes them less likely to be nervous.
In addition, through conversation and immersive dentistry techniques — like the Tell, Show, Do method and distraction— Dr. Yasi and Dr. Sal can help your child have an easier time during their dental visit. If you’d like to learn more about our approach to behavior management, give us a call at (561) 510-1450. We’re always happy to hear from new patients and explain our unique approach to behavior management!
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