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Office Treatment

Restorative treatment could consist of amalgam or composite fillings, stainless steel crowns, nerve treatments, space maintainers, minor surgical procedures, sealants, extractions or bonding. Any of these procedures can be performed in the dental office setting for children who are relatively cooperative. Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) is used to calm any uneasy feelings the child may have about having the procedures performed. Nitrous oxide is a safe and predictable sedative. It is administered nasally with oxygen to relax the patient and to help them be more receptive to the procedures. The child is not “put to sleep” but remains totally conscious and reactive. The nasal hood or nosepiece acts as a visual deterrent to hide any syringes or dental tools that might be “scary” if seen. The risk of complications is rare and its sedative effects are gone within three to five minutes after its use has been discontinued. Most restorative procedures do require “numbing”. Dr. Cox attempts to make this as comfortable as possible for your child.

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