What is…sweet air sedation?

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For some children, sedation dentistry can be a great option for anxiety free dental care.  See here for more general information about pediatric sedation. New developments in sedation happen often, and it becomes increasingly safer and more common to sleep through your time in the dental chair! It is a great feeling to wake up knowing your dental needs have been taken care of while you were blissfully unaware!

Sweet air sedation is another name for nitrous oxide sedation, named because of the various “flavors” that can be chosen. Nitrous oxide is a great sedation choice for children because it allows you to relax without going fully to sleep. You are able to maintain all of your reflexes even under the sedative.

There are certain circumstances that can cause nitrous oxide to become ineffective. This includes but is not limited to respiratory issues or certain special needs.

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A practicing dentist since 1982, Dr. Gary Imm, provides advanced cosmetic dentistry, including smile makeovers, sedation, implant and TMJ services. He is committed to progressive, extraordinary care for his guests. All Smiles Dental Care trains at least 300 hours each year at such prestigious centers as the Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dentistry. (LVI)
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