pediatric dentistry
Pediatric
Dentistry
orthodntics for all ages
Orthodontics
for All Ages
in house oral sugery
In-House
Oral Surgery

Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, is the most frequently used method for easing mild to moderate anxiety in children. Administered through a small mask that fits over your child’s nose, it is an effective way to calm anxiety. Your child will be asked to breathe through his or her nose and not through their mouth. As the gas begins to work, your child will become calm, although he or she will still be awake and able to talk with the dentist.

At the end of your child’s appointment, he or she will resume breathing regular oxygen, and all the effects of nitrous oxide will disappear. As your child gets older and becomes more comfortable during dental visits, nitrous oxide may not be necessary.

fairfax dental office
Fairfax Office
4210 Fairfax Corner West Ave.
Suite 245-1

Fairfax, VA 22030
reston dental office
Reston Office
1984 Isaac Newton Square West
Suite 200

Reston, VA 20190
springfield dental office
Springfield Office
6564 Loisdale Court
Suite 325-1

Springfield, VA 22150