Has fear kept you away from the dentist?

A new and unpredictable situation can be a negative stimulus for a child. As an office specializing in pediatric dentistry as well, we have extra training and considerable experience in providing treatment to children and adolescents with a wide range of concerns, anxieties, conditions and needs. It is our intent to educate, support, and create a positive stimulus for our patients so that they are encouraged to return. Our goal is not to complete treatment at any cost but to help your child become comfortable with dental care.  Because each and every child is an individual, it is important that we are able to openly communicate with you about your child (his or her personality, experiences, background, etc.) so that we can pursue the treatment approach with the best possibility for success. 

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

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recognizes this technique as a very safe and effective technique to use for treating children’s dental needs. The gas is mild, easily taken, and with normal breathing, it is quickly eliminated from the body. It is also non-addictive.

It is important to note that in contrast to general anesthesia, Nitrous Oxide does not “put patients to sleep”. While inhaling nitrous oxide/oxygen, your child remains fully conscious and maintains all his natural reflexes.

Specialized Group Practice (Beirut, Lebanon) offers Nitrous Oxide to your kids to facilitate treatment through a variety of ways:

  • Decreases anxiety. Promotes relaxation.
  • Reduces the gag reflex and sensitivities to tastes and smells.
  • Raises pain threshold. Procedures will not feel as sensitive.
  • Thoughts, focus, and attention may become distant which decreases anxiety and nervousness.