If your child is found to have dental decay at Barry Reder D.D.S., F.A.A.P.D., F.A.O.S., we will use a local anesthetic to prevent pain by blocking the nerves in the mouth. The most common name that comes to mind is Novacain. Many different methods of local anesthesia exist: a gel, paste, spray, ointment, solution, or injection. We strive to make the process pain free.
Nitrous oxide gas is used to alleviate mild anxiety associated with a dental visit. It is no more potent than a glass of wine. Many children find that the relaxation provided by the nitrous oxide, allows them to have a successful dental visit. However, nitrous oxide does not control behavior. Some children, due to young age , severe anxiety, or special needs require stronger sedation.
Should your child need general anesthesia in Oceanside, California, to safely accomplish his or her dental restorations, we have a licensed anesthesiologist come to our office. We understand that treatment can be frightening to some children – general anesthesia allows us to accomplish the dental restorations to our highest standards, safely, and with little to no psychological trauma to the patient.
For more information about nitrous oxide or general anesthesia, please contact our office and we would be happy to discuss it with you.