We use digital radiographs at Middletown Pediatric Dentistry. This ensures the lowest dose of radiation. We take x-rays according to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry guidelines and based on your child’s individual needs. We carefully consider their “caries risk status” and previous dental history at each visit to determine if x-rays are necessary. We follow the ALARA (as low as reasonably achievable) principle when it comes to x-rays and your child, just like we would with our own child.
Revolutionary technology in dental anesthesia which uses computer technology to significantly decrease pain perception in patients during injections and utilizes a digital control of flow rate and pressure so you don’t feel anything! It will improve your overall satisfaction by greatly reducing anxiety for this part of your child’s dental visit.
Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas)
At Middletown Pediatric Dentistry we want your child’s visit to be a positive and comfortable experience. Nitrous Oxide decreases fear, anxiety and apprehension, lowers the sensation of discomfort, and inhibits the gag reflex while enabling children to remain happy, cooperative, and relaxed for their dental visit with us.
Our office is safely equipped with digital nitrous oxide equipment that is precisely metered and cleaned for the safest and most effective experience. This is a safe and effective technique to help the fearful dental child. It is a mix of nitrous oxide and oxygen and is inhaled through a “silly nose.” The effects of laughing gas vary amongst kids from calm and relaxed to silly and giggly. It is important if we are using laughing gas to arrive on an empty belly. So no eating two hours before the appointment. Oxygen is always given for the last five minutes so there are no lasting effects.