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Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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Services Prevention & Early Intervention Pediatric Dentist Orthodontist Kid's Dentist Periodic Examinations Teeth Cleaning & Fluoride Treatment X-Rays Sealants Fillings Pulpotomy or “Baby Root Canal” Extractions Space Maintainers Nitrous Oxide “Laughing Gas” Oral Conscious Sedation General Anesthesia for Dental Treatment Prevention & Early Intervention Your child should visit a pediatric dentist by their first birthday...

Conscious Sedation Eases Treatment Anxiety for Young Dental Patients
... Sedation reduces fear and anxiety but not necessarily pain, so it’s often accompanied by some type of anesthesia, either a local anesthetic delivered by injection to the procedure site or with a nitrous oxide/oxygen gas combination that’s inhaled through a mask worn by the patient...

Conscious Sedation can Help Ease Your Child's Dental Visit Anxiety
... We can induce this relaxed state in a number of ways: orally, with medication given by mouth a short time before the visit; intravenously, the medication delivered through a drip directly into the bloodstream; or by inhalation, usually nitrous oxide gas mixed with oxygen and delivered by mask...

Sedation Can Help Create a More Positive Dental Experience for a Child
... Oral sedation may also be accompanied by other methods like nitrous oxide gas that also aid with physical discomfort...

A Stainless Steel Crown Could Extend the Life of a Primary Molar
...Crowning a molar usually takes one visit, a dentist typically performing the procedure with local anesthesia and possibly a mild sedative like nitrous oxide gas (“laughing gas”)...

Anesthesia
...Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, is a form of sedative...