When children are scared, have strong gag reflexes, medical conditions, special needs, or are unable to sit for one reason or another, varying levels of dental sedation can carefully be administered to aid relaxation and allow dental care to be performed. Depending on the particular needs of each child, the pedodontist will suggest the best method of dental sedation.
We understand how apprehension about a particular procedure or difficulties sitting for treatment can create additional challenges in care. To help children who need help feeling more at ease through treatment, we offer Nitrous Oxide sedation, also known as "laughing gas."
Nitrous oxide is a mild sedative used to reduce anxiety and enable a child to enjoy improved relaxation during a procedure. Safely and painlessly delivered in combination with oxygen, nitrous oxide is inhaled through a small and comfortable mask placed over the nose. Administered for the procedure's duration and then turned off once it comes to an end, the effects wear off very quickly.
Dr. Elisabeth Goldstein is a board-certified physician anesthesiologist with 15 years of training and a specialization in pediatric anesthesia. She graduated from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and completed her anesthesia residency and her pediatric anesthesia fellowship at New York University. Dr. Goldstein is committed to providing safe, accessible, and high-quality sedation services for patients of all ages throughout the New Jersey area.