Why Choose Richmond Dentistry for Children?
We have an amazing staff dedicated to ensuring the very best care for your child. Beyond dentistry, we focus on total care, keeping the comfort and safety of your child top of mind.
Using some of today’s most advanced dental technology, equipment and materials, Richmond Dentistry for Children provides diagnostic, preventive and restorative dental care for infants, children, adolescents and patients with special needs.
When necessary for certain procedures, some children are given nitrous oxide/oxygen, or what you may know as laughing gas, to relax them for their dental treatment. Nitrous oxide/oxygen is a blend of two gases, oxygen and nitrous oxide. Nitrous oxide/oxygen is given through a small breathing mask that is placed over the child’s nose, allowing them to relax, but without putting them to sleep. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recognizes this method as a very safe and effective technique to use for treating children’s dental needs. The gas is mild, effective, and quickly eliminated from the body with normal breathing. Nitrous oxide/oxygen is non-addictive and your child remains fully conscious, keeping all of his/her natural reflexes.