Nitrous oxide is an odorless gas that is being used for control of anxiety or uncomfortable procedures at It is commonly known as laughing gas or happy gas. Nitrous oxide works immediately once it has been inhaled. The effects of nitrous oxide last for only one to two minutes after the mask has been removed. A child will be considered for nitrous oxide use based on his or her medical history, allergies, and the dental procedure that is diagnosed.
Oral sedation is generally used for a child undergoing a dental procedures and who will experience minimal to moderate sedation while still being conscious and maintaining cardiorespiratory function. Patients will be given an oral medication that is easy to swallow and safe. The precise dose will be determined by their unique weight, situation, and circumstances. During the procedure, each patient is monitored closely by both pulse dosimeter and a blood pressure cuff. After completion of the procedure, the patient is monitored until he or she reaches specific discharge criteria, after which the child is able to go home.
Intravenous (IV) sedations are administered when a procedure may be uncomfortable, painful, or lengthy. Upon receiving initial supplement sedation, patients usually fall asleep within a few minutes. Small doses are given at first. Additional doses may be administered during a long procedure. Our Oral Surgeon in Kokomo, Dr. Conkin, is highly trained in IV Sedation dentistry, and a lot of her wisdom teeth extraction patients choose this form of Sedation for their dental surgery.
In this video our dental specialist, Dr. Rajkumar, is shown setting up for a wisdom tooth extractions case utilizing IV Sedation. We love having the ability to offer this unique sedation option to our patients, and is another example of how we are doing dentistry differently hereat LADD Dental Group.
Dr. Rajkumar is our board certified periodontist, and she specializes in dental implants and wisdom tooth extractions. She is also very experienced with IV Sedation! To learn more, give us a call at (317) 336-2211 and experience the LADD Dental difference!!