We want your child to have a positive experience every time they come to our office. But some children need help relaxing to allow the pediatric dentist to diagnose and treat, and some procedures are especially long, even for the most relaxed child. Anxiety-free dentistry is available at Smile Explorers in Glendale, AZ.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends nitrous oxide as a safe way to help your child relax and sit still while being awake and able to respond. We strictly follow the AAPD guidelines for administering nitrous oxide. Before beginning, we’ll ask you a few questions:
Does your child have a respiratory condition that makes it difficult for them to breathe through their nose?
Have they had a recent ear infection?
Are they taking any medications? We will need to know all over-the-counter medications and supplements your child takes as well as prescription medications
If your child requires more sedation due to extreme anxiety, very young age, or special needs, we’ll discuss the best options for your child.