Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is a form of conscious sedation offered at Idaho Falls Pediatric Dentistry. Nitrous oxide is a great tool that can lower anxiety, increase the patient’s tolerance towards treatment, decrease a strong gag reflex, and make time go by faster.
If a child is especially anxious and has necessary work that cannot be delayed, Dr. Kailey can complete treatment in an operating room. In the operating room, the general anesthesia will be administered and monitored by an anesthesiologist. Sedation deeper than conscious sedation is safest when administered by an anesthesiologist.