Nitrous Oxide Sedation

in Maitland, FL

Dental visits can be intimidating for anyone, especially for children. At Maitland Pediatric Dentistry, we understand that positive dental experiences reflect on a child’s long-term oral health. We are pleased to offer nitrous oxide sedation to help your child relax in the dentist’s chair. We look forward to making your little one's experience as comfortable and relaxing as possible!

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What Is Nitrous Oxide?

Nitrous oxide, commonly known as laughing gas or "happy air," is a colorless, odorless gas used by dentists to help patients relax during dental procedures. It has been used in the field of dentistry for decades and comes with an excellent safety record.

Nitrous oxide sedation involves breathing a mixture of oxygen and nitrous oxide through a small mask. Your child will feel calm and relaxed but will stay awake during treatment. As soon as we remove the mask, the effects of nitrous oxide fade quickly, allowing your child to return to normal daily activities.

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"Happy Air" Scents

One of the fun aspects of “happy air” is the option to choose different scents, like bubblegum, strawberry, and vanilla. Our young patients love choosing their favorite scents!

Dental appointments are often scary for kids. The unfamiliar environment, the strange sounds of dental tools, and the fear of pain can all contribute to anxiety. Nitrous oxide can help in many ways, including the following:

  • It helps your child relax: Nitrous oxide helps children feel calm, making it easier for them to sit still and cooperate during dental treatments.
  • It dulls pain and discomfort: Nitrous oxide has a pain-reducing effect, minimizing your child’s discomfort during treatment.
  • It helps relax your child’s muscles: “Happy air” can relax your little one’s muscles, easing any tension during the appointment.
  • It helps kids with a high gag reflex: Nitrous oxide produces a relaxing effect that significantly reduces a child’s gag reflex.
  • It helps children with special needs: Laughing gas can help children with special healthcare enjoy safe and stress-free dental care.
  • It has a high safety record: According to the American Dental Association (ADA), the combination of oxygen and nitrous oxide offers a safe way to manage pain and anxiety during dental procedures when used appropriately.

How We Help Your Child Have a Positive Dental Experience

We strive to ensure every visit is a calm, relaxed, and happy experience. Here’s what sets Maitland Pediatric Dentistry apart:

We're a Friendly,
Kid-Centered Team

Dr. Aloise and our team members love kids and work hard to make your child's time memorable and free of stress.

We Speak Your
Child's Language

We use kid-friendly language, turning toothbrushes into "Mr. Bumpy" and the dental drill into a sensational "water gun."

We Offer Happy Air for Calm Treatments

We offer nitrous oxide, or "happy air," if needed, to help your child feel calm and relaxed while getting outstanding dental care.

Your Child can Watch TV During Treatment

Your child will enjoy watching a favorite TV show while getting the best possible dental care!

We Have Treasure
Box Rewards

Your child will love our treasure box rewards - every visit ends on a delightful note!

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Nitrous Oxide Near Me in Maitland, FL

Nitrous oxide, or "happy air," can be a game-changer when it comes to making dental visits more positive and relaxing for your child. At Maitland Pediatric Dentistry, we are committed to ensuring every child in our care has a comfortable, gentle, and happy experience.

We invite you to call 407-398-0510 to schedule an appointment or request one online today!