Dental treatment can be very stressful for children of all ages. Dr. Heck and her staff make every effort to make your child’s dental experience as comfortable as possible.
For children who are anxious about their dental visit, or have a sensitive gag reflex, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recognizes nitrous oxide as a safe and effective process to reduce anxiety in children. The gas is eliminated from the body quickly after it is turned off.
Administered through the nose your child will stay awake and continue to interact with the dentist. We base our use of Nitrous Oxide on numerous factors including, the age of your child, nervousness, gag reflex, and the procedure Dr. Heck is performing.