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Nitrous Oxide – Naperville, IL

Keeping Your Child Happy & Healthy

Young girl smiling

Do you have a little one at home who is afraid of the dentist? If so, this is completely normal, but it’s important to help them have positive experiences early to set them up for oral health success in the future. At Tic Tac Tooth Pediatric Dentistry, our main focus is helping your kids stay healthy, but also to ensure that they have a comfortable and happy experience at our office. That’s why we offer nitrous oxide sedation! This safe, easy, and adjustable form of sedation can help children who are a little nervous or anxious feel calm and collected. Keep reading to learn more from your sedation dentist in Naperville.

Boy receiving nitrous oxide

What is Nitrous Oxide Sedation?

Nitrous oxide is a colorless, odorless, completely safe mix of nitrous and oxygen that is inhaled through the nose to create a sense of calm and happiness. Your child will simply wear a nasal mask that is comfortable and easily removeable, and they’ll receive a steady stream of nitrous oxide until their treatment is finished. This flow of nitrous oxide can be easily controlled based on the level of anxiety or discomfort that your child may experience. The best part is that its effects occur almost immediately, and it’ll wear off a few minutes after the mask is removed. This means that your children can go to school after receiving nitrous oxide because it won’t affect the rest of their day.

This form of sedation is known commonly as “laughing gas” because it makes patients feel happy for no reason. Many children laugh when using this sedation, which helps them associate the dentist with positive feelings. This is incredibly important because it influences their perception of oral health care for the rest of their lives. 

Young boy smiling in dental chair

How Can Nitrous Oxide Help My Child?

At Tic Tac Tooth, we use nitrous oxide as a helpful tool to give your children the dental care that they need while keeping them relaxed. About 75% of the American population suffers from some form of dental anxiety, and 1/3 of that population skips their dental appointments altogether because of it. Nitrous oxide allows us to treat your children, whether the problem is big or small, without them feeling as nervous or anxious.

Besides anxiety and fear, nitrous oxide can also help with procedures that are going to cause your child some sort of pain or discomfort. Anything we can do to make your loved one feel relaxed will result in a more positive experience at our office. That way, the next time that they need dental care, they won’t be afraid to receive it.

Does it sound like your kids could benefit from our nitrous oxide sedation? Contact our pediatric dentists in Naperville for comfortable and quality care.