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Sedation Dentistry for Kids – Nashua, NH

Ensuring Little Smiles Stay Calm & Comfortable

We know that the dentist’s office isn’t exactly most kids’ favorite place to visit. But if your son or daughter struggles with nervousness, anxiety, or even fear when they have an appointment coming up, it could point to a serious problem. At Simply Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, our experienced team members do their best to create an accommodating, soothing atmosphere for even the youngest patients. However, we understand that this alone might not be enough for some children. For this reason, we offer sedation options to help them relax in the dentist’s chair. Call us today to learn more about how sedation dentistry can help your little one! 

Why Choose Simply Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics for Sedation Dentistry for Kids?

  • Highly Qualified, Experienced Pediatric Dentists
  • We Welcome Children of All Ages
  • Relaxing, Comfortable Dental Office Atmosphere

Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Chances are you’ve heard of nitrous oxide by its nickname: laughing gas! Nitrous oxide is a mild dental sedative that is safely available for patients of all ages. Once your child gets settled in the dental chair, we’ll place a comfortable mask over their nose. Within minutes of inhaling this odorless, colorless gas, they’ll feel leaps and bounds calmer while remaining aware of their surroundings. During their procedure, they’ll be able to answer our questions, respond to our requests, and let us know how they’re feeling. As a parent, you’ll be pleased to know that nitrous oxide wears off very quickly after treatment, so your child can return to school once they’re done at our office.

Oral Conscious Sedation

Children with more moderate levels of dental anxiety might benefit from oral conscious sedation. This sedative is administered via a pill that is taken at a set time before the appointment is scheduled to begin. It produces deep feelings of relaxation, but in most cases, your child will stay awake. However, the effects, which can last for hours, are potent enough to cause your child to have fuzzy memories of their procedure.