Laughing Gas (Nitrous Oxide)

Dental Sedation in Victor, NY

Dental sedation refers to medicine that is designed to reduce physical pain associated with treatment or to reduce anxiety and help your child feel more relaxed while dental work is being completed. Many adults and children are apprehensive or anxious about going to the dentist.  Our team can use sedation dentistry to calm even the most fearful child. Our office can provide nitrous oxide (laughing gas).

Thanks to these techniques and our friendly staff, we can guarantee a comfortable appointment for absolutely everyone who comes to see us, ensuring follow-up visits are even easier. Do you think your child would benefit from dental sedation? If so, contact us today to learn more.

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  • What is nitrous oxide and what does it do?

    Nitrous oxide, more commonly known as laughing gas, is an excellent way to help children feel more relaxed during their dental appointments. This gentle type of sedation has been used for over 100 years and is still very effective today.

    A child simply inhales the gas through a small nasal mask, and they should almost immediately feel warm, calm, and happy in the chair. The mask stays on for the entire visit, and once it comes off, your child should feel completely normal. After a few minutes your child should be able to resume their regular routine.

  • Is anesthesia safe for children?

    Local anesthesia and general anesthesia is safe for children.

    Local anesthesia is a numbing medication that is injected directly in the area that is to be treated—usually the gums around an infected tooth.

    General anesthesia enables a child to literally sleep through their appointment and wake up with no memory of it afterward. To ensure the health and safety of our patients, this is always administered by a licensed anesthesiologist in a hospital setting.

    We normally recommend this approach for children who:

    • Have extreme dental phobia
    • Are in need of multiple involved procedures
    • Have special needs
    • Have behavioral issues that make sitting for an entire appointment difficult
    • Have a sensitive gag reflex

More Questions?

If you have more questions about dental sedation and the procedures used by Victor Smiles, please contact our office and we will be happy to discuss further. You can also request an appointment or see our other services using the links below.

Victor Smiles

7249 Route 96
Victor, NY 14564
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Monday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Pediatrics)
Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Orthodontics)
Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. (Pediatrics)

Available By Phone: Monday-Thursday



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