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Pediatric Dentistry
San Francisco
Monday - Friday 8am to 5pm  •  Saturday By Appointment
Orthodontics (415) 681-8500    Pediatric Dentistry (415) 661-8383

Pediatric Sedation Dentistry
San Francisco CA

Little boy ready for sedation dentistryAt Orthodontics Pediatric Dentistry - OPDSF, we understand that some children have had traumatic experiences in dentistry or have other anxieties about their treatment. Your San Francisco dentist strives to make your child comfortable and to meet their individual needs. For children with anxiety, sedation dentistry with nitrous oxide may be the answer.

Pediatric Sedation & Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide is a safe and effective sedative agent that will help your child relax. It is mixed with oxygen and inhaled through a small mask that fits over your child's nose. Nitrous oxide, sometimes called "laughing gas," is one option our doctors may offer to help make your child more comfortable during certain procedures.

What Does Nitrous Oxide do?

Nitrous oxide is not intended to put your child to sleep. Your child will be able to hear and respond to any requests or directions your or our doctors may have. Our doctors will ask your child to breathe normally through their nose, and within a few short minutes, they should start to feel the effects of the nitrous oxide.

How Will Nitrous Oxide Make my Child Feel?

Your child may feel light-headed or a tingling in their arms and legs. Some people say their arms and legs feel heavy. Ultimately, your child should feel calm and comfortable. The effects of nitrous oxide wear off soon after the mask is removed.

Questions about Pediatric Sedation or Nitrous Oxide?

Talk to us about whether nitrous oxide would be a good option for your child at their next appointment by calling Orthodontics: (415) 681-8500 Pediatric Office: (415) 661-8383. We know that many children do not like going to the dentist, and using sedation at our San Francisco, CA may help them.
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801 Taraval Street
San Francisco, CA 94116

Ph (415) 681-8500
Fax (415) 681-8501

Pediatric Dentistry
823 Taraval Street
San Francisco, CA 94116

Ph (415) 661-8383
Fax (415) 661-8330

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