Nitrous oxide (also known as “laughing gas”) is a very safe and effective form of sedation. It can help your child feel less anxious and make receiving dental treatment a more comfortable experience. We utilize Nitrous Oxide frequently for treatment and find that we rarely need to use any other types of oral sedation.
In rare cases we recommend general anesthesia for patients with significant decay who are very young or extremely uncooperative. In these cases, an anesthesiologist can help provide your child with the proper medications and monitoring, allowing the pediatric dentist to restore your child’s oral health in a safe and predictable manner. In the case of general anesthesia we schedule and treat patients at Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital.