How You Can Calm Your Child’s Dental Anxiety


Have you been putting off dental treatment for your child because they are afraid of dental procedures? Do they have a tendency towards dental anxiety, and are you worried that their smile is paying the price?
Our pediatric dentistry and orthodontics team at Route 32 Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics is here to help! Our experienced dental team is pleased to offer sedation dentistry for our patients in Waco, Texas and the surrounding communities who struggle with anxiety during dental procedures. Today, we would like to talk a little bit about one of our sedation options, nitrous oxide.

For over a hundred years, nitrous oxide, or ‘laughing gas”, as it is commonly known, has been helping patients have positive dental experiences. This sedative gas will help your child relax and feel calm while staying fully awake during their treatment. This colorless gas is easily controlled, and is mixed with oxygen which your child simply breathes in through their nose as our team is taking care of their smile.

After we administer the sedation, your child will be able to hear and respond to questions and instructions during the procedure. All your child needs to do is sit back, relax, and breathe comfortably through their nose.

What Your Child Will Feel:




–Tingling in the arms and legs




All of these effects wear off moments after the mask is removed. So whether your child needs a teeth cleaning, or orthodontic treatment, please know that our team is committed to your child’s comfort and safety during their stay with us.

So if you would like to help your child build positive dental experiences when going to the dentist, we invite you to call Route 32 Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics today at 254.655.6554 and schedule their next appointment with confidence!