Leopoldo free webcam - Sedating kids

Sedation is less predictable and it is accepted that there is a failure rate of between 5% and 15%.1-2 1-4-1-6 The induction of anaesthesia is relatively quick but sedation has a longer and more variable onset and offset1-5 during which the child must be observed.

Nitrous oxide/oxygen is given through a small breathing mask which is placed over the child’s nose, allowing them to relax without putting them to sleep.

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recognizes this technique as a very safe, effective technique for treating children’s dental needs.

It prevents spontaneous movement, and guides cooperative behavior.

Most pediatric dentists have several sedation options available, and each one comes with its own particular benefits.

Some children are given nitrous oxide/oxygen - or what you may know as laughing gas - to relax them for their dental treatment.