Nitrous oxide sedation, also known as "laughing gas," is commonly used to make treatment more comfortable. The nitrous oxide is inhaled through a mask and produces a state of relaxation. Local anesthetic will be administered in conjunction with nitrous oxide to eliminate pain. Nitrous oxide is designed to make procedures easier for nervous patients and has been effective for many years.
If your child has cavities or dental defects, we may recommend a pediatric crown. A pediatric crown is a long-term restoration option used to restore a child's baby tooth while it continues to develop. It is important to keep a baby tooth as long as possible as baby teeth play a key role in development and function, including speech, eating and drinking. They also help permanent teeth erupt and come in properly. Like adult crowns, pediatric crowns are designed to look, feel and function just like a natural tooth.