Laughing Gas and Sedation

We understand the apprehension and anxiety parents have when confronted with the need to sedate their children for any reason. As a result, and in contrast to the usual approach by pediatric dentists, Dr. Ghatak has developed a more conservative approach, substantially reducing the need for sedation by spending the extra time necessary to ensure children are comfortable.  Our office offers two methods of dental sedation when deemed necessary.

Laughing Gas
Nitrous oxide or laughing gas is widely used in pediatric dentistry. It may be indicated for patients with small amounts of dental treatment. It aims to reduce dental anxiety and allows children to sit still for extended periods of time. It is safe and effective when administered with oxygen and is easily taken through a colorful, scented nosepiece. Children area fully conscious during the visit and afterwards, the gas is quickly eliminated from the body with normal breathing.

General Anesthesia
Should your child require general anesthesia, our office has a relationship with Pediatric Dental Anesthesia Associates, an extremely competent and caring pediatric anesthesiologists, who helps us make the whole process as comfortable as possible for our patients and our parents.