Gentle Sedation for Kids at Belleville Pediatric Dentistry

Every parent knows the feeling: watching their kids feeling nervous and having a hard time keeping them still at the dentist’s office. At Belleville Pediatric Dentistry in New Jersey, we recognize how essential it is for children to remain calm during dental procedures, not just for their comfort but to ensure the dentist can perform at their best.

What Is Nitrous Oxide Sedation?

A small mask is placed over the nose. As the child breathes in the Nitrous Oxide mixed with oxygen, they start to feel a sense of calm.
The gas doesn't put kids to sleep. Instead, they remain awake, can hear and respond, but feel more at ease.
It's one of the safest sedatives used in dentistry. As soon as the mask is removed, the effects begin to wear off quickly.
Quick Recovery
After the procedure, children can return to their usual activities without lingering effects.

Nitrous Oxide Sedation for Kids


Our pediatric dentists offer Nitrous Oxide sedation as an option for kids experiencing dental anxiety. It's a gentle way to reduce movement and ease their discomfort, ensuring a top-notch treatment and a positive experience. The result? Kids leave our clinic with a big, happy smile, and parents with peace of mind.

A Walk Through the Nitrous Oxide Experience


  • Cozy Up As your child enters the treatment room, our warm and friendly staff will ensure they feel at ease. Soft music, gentle lighting, and a comfortable dental chair await them, making the ambiance familiar and relaxing.
  • Mask On After ensuring your child is okay with the process, a small, softly padded mask is placed over their nose. This mask isn't intimidating – it's designed to be child-friendly and comfortable.
  • Deep Breaths Encouraged to breathe normally through their nose, the wonders of Nitrous Oxide begin. Within a few short minutes, the world seems a little more pleasant, and any previous anxieties begin to melt away. They remain awake and can communicate but are simply more at ease.
  • Dentistry in Action With your child relaxed, our dental team can efficiently work, ensuring the treatment is thorough and precise. The calmer environment benefits everyone involved, from the patient to the practitioner.
  • All Done! Once the dental procedure is over, the Nitrous Oxide is replaced with pure oxygen. This helps clear any remnants of the gas from the system, ensuring your child feels back to their normal, bubbly self within minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Belleville Pediatric Dentistry
Prioritize Your Child's Comfort and Smile

Belleville families trust our dedication to top-tier dental care paired with genuine warmth. Opt for our Nitrous Oxide sedation to keep your child's experience smooth and their smiles brighter.

Visit our website and book a consultation with us at Belleville Pediatric Dentistry located at 286 Union Ave (Union X Joralemon), open from 9 AM to 5 PM, Monday to Friday.

Questions? Call us at (973) 302-4805. Together, let's ensure every dental visit leaves your child smiling brightly!

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