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About the Office

Dental Care for Infants and Toddlers (Birth to 2 Years of Age)

Dental Care for Pre-Schooler’s
(3-5 Year Olds)


Thumb, Finger and Pacifier Habits

Dental Care for Pre-Teens
(6-12 years old)


Dental Care for Adolescents
(12-18 years old)


Common Dental Procedures

Fluoride

Pregnancy

Emergencies

Special Health Care Needs

Sedation

Inhalation Sedation
(Minimal Sedation)


Conscious Sedation
(Minimal to Moderate Sedation)


I.V. Sedation
(Moderate to Deep Sedation)


General Anesthesia








Inhalation Sedation (Minimal Sedation)



Q: What is Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen?
A:
Nitrous oxide/oxygen (laughing gas) is a safe, effective technique to calm a child's fear of the dental visit. A blend of two gases, oxygen and nitrous oxide is absorbed by the body and has a calming effect. Your child remains fully conscious, keeps all natural reflexes, when breathing nitrous oxide/oxygen. After completion of dental treatment and cessation of gas, normal breathing quickly eliminates all nitrous oxide/oxygen from the body.

Q: How will my child feel when breathing nitrous oxide/oxygen?
A:
Your child will smell a sweet, pleasant aroma and experience a sense of well-being and relaxation. If your child is worried by the sights, sounds, or sensations of dental treatment, he or she may respond more positively with the use of nitrous oxide/oxygen.

Q: Are there any special instructions for nitrous oxide/oxygen?
A:
First, give your child little or no food before the dental visit (occasionally, nausea or vomiting occurs when a child has a full stomach). Second, tell your pediatric dentist about any respiratory condition that makes breathing through the nose difficult for your child. It may limit the effectiveness of nitrous oxide/oxygen. Third, tell your pediatric dentist if your child is taking any medication on the day of the appointment.

Q: Will nitrous oxide/oxygen work for all children?
A:
Pediatric dentists know that all children are not alike! Every service is tailored to your child as an individual. Nitrous oxide/oxygen is not effective for some children, especially those who have severe anxiety, nasal congestion, extensive treatment needs, or discomfort wearing a nasal mask. Pediatric dentists have comprehensive specialty training and can offer other sedation methods that might be more effective for your child.


 

BONITA SPRINGS: P. 239.333.2990CAPE CORAL P. 239.322.5222PORT CHARLOTTE P. 941.391.8090