Smile Unleashed: Painless Tooth Extraction with the Magic of Laughing Gas

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Laughing gas is a true blessing for kids who feel scared about getting numbing injection or dental treatments. It’s gentle, calming, and takes away anxiety, making the dental experience much easier for young ones in need of quick and important care. Laughing gas enables us to ensures the child gets the oral care they need without the stress or fear usually associated with dental visits.


Name: Ganavi 

Gender: Female

Age: 5 YEARS

Treatment: Extraction of Broken and infected tooth


Doctor: Dr. Debarchhana Jena

Case Introduction

This story revolves around the adventures of young Ganavi, a mischievous and playful child who, in her pursuit of fun, experienced multiple falls that eventually took a toll on her dental health. Over time, these accidents resulted in the unfortunate breaking and chipping of her front teeth.
When Ganavi first sought help at Childhood Smiles, her dental condition was quite alarming. She presented with a broken front tooth, a damaged filling, and a swollen gum filled with pus.

Chief Complaint

Little Ganavi sought our care with concerns about the breaking and chipping of her front teeth, accompanied by swollen gums. Recognizing the urgency of her situation, we conducted a thorough examination to diagnose the problem. Our goal was not only to address the immediate symptoms but also to provide comprehensive and effective treatment to restore her oral health. We crafted a tailored care plan to alleviate her discomfort, ensuring a swift resolution to her dental challenges.

Diagnosis / Medical Assessment

Following a comprehensive clinical and radiographic examination, it was apparent to Dr. Debarchhana Jena that the broken front tooth in question had reached a critical stage. As the filling in the tooth was broken and pus was deposited in the swollen gum. The examination revealed that the tooth was non-vital, and its root had become compromised, necessitating immediate attention. In response to the severity of the situation, the proposed treatment plan involved the extraction of the affected front tooth as a crucial step to alleviate Ganavi’s dental concerns.


The unexpected turn in the story reveals that Ganavi harbors a fear of one particular thing: injections. However, since tooth extraction requires the use of an injection to numb the area, our pediatric dentist proposed the use of laughing gas to ensure a comfortable, painless, and positive experience for Ganavi. Ensuring open communication, the parents were walked through a detailed explanation of the treatment plan, demystifying the process and addressing any concerns they may have had. To streamline the journey towards dental wellness for their child, a appointment was then scheduled for the upcoming procedure.


On the day of the procedure, Ganavi arrived with a mix of anxiety and curiosity, questioning why she needed to return after the checkup. When the doctor took the time to personally meet with her, explaining that she would breathe in happy gas through a mask to gently clean the infection, Ganavi’s worries subsided, and a sense of relief washed over her. With a cheerful acceptance, she wore the laughing gas mask. What made the experience truly remarkable was that Ganavi remained blissfully unaware of when and how the numbing injection was administered, and the tooth was expertly extracted, making the entire process completely painless. Her response throughout the procedure was marked by a commendable calmness and relaxation.


“All’s well that ends well,” and such was the case for Ganavi. Her joy was tangible, and her parents felt an overwhelming sense of relief and happiness as they observed her cheerfuly discussing the delightful choice of ice cream she was eagerly anticipating. Adding to the heartwarming scene, Ganavi confidently selected her post-treatment reward sticker, showcasing here happy involvement in the procdure. She even thoughtfully reminded the nurse to hand over her tooth, to receive coins from the tooth fairy in return.


Why Did We Suggest Laughing Gas for The Treatment?

The decision to recommend laughing gas for Ganavi’s dental treatment stemmed from her fear of injections. Understanding that administering an injection to numb the tooth extraction process was essential, the dental team took a thoughtful approach to ensure her comfort and create a positive experience. By suggesting the use of laughing gas, the goal was to make the extraction easier and painless for Ganavi. Laughing gas, a mild sedative, not only helps alleviate anxiety but also contributes to a more relaxed and cheerful atmosphere during the procedure. This personalized and considerate choice aimed to transform what could be a daunting experience into one that is comfortable, virtually pain-free, and even enjoyable for Ganavi.

After Care

We have thoroughly communicated to Ganavi and her parents the essential practices for maintaining oral hygiene, emphasizing the importance of proactive measures to safeguard her from potential dental issues. Our discussions have covered a range of key aspects, including regular brushing techniques, the significance of flossing, and the role of a balanced diet in promoting dental health. Moreover, we have underscored the value of early intervention through dental treatments, illustrating how taking proactive steps now can significantly contribute to Ganavi’s long-term oral well-being. By imparting this knowledge and encouraging these habits, we aim to empower Ganavi and her parents with the tools necessary to foster a lifetime of good oral health and prevent potential dental problems before they arise.

Final Thought / Take Away

We encourage parents not to postpone their child’s dental treatment due to any unease about injections. At our clinic, we prioritize your child’s comfort and well-being, offering options like laughing gas and oral sedation to ensure a painless and comfortable dental experience. By choosing us for your child’s oral care, you are not only prioritizing your child’s oral health but also providing them with a welcoming environment where their dental needs are met with compassion and specialized care. Come, join us, and let’s ensure your child’s dental journey is both positive and worry-free.

Why consider Childhood Smiles for your child's oral care?

There are several reasons to consider the paediatric dental care with us for your child:

  Qualified professionals:  Our pediatric dentist and orthodontists are highly trained and experienced in working with children. They have the knowledge and expertise to design a customized and tailor made treatment plan that meets your child’s unique needs. Dr Debarchhana Jena who is our chief pediatric dentist is certified for taking care of oral health needs of children with special health conditions.

Individualized approach:  We take a personalized approach to cater oral care, tailoring our treatment plans to each individual child. This ensures that your child receives the right level of support and guidance to achieve their goals.

 Positive and encouraging environment: We create a positive and supportive environment for your child. Our therapists/doctors/ nurses/office staff are patient, compassionate, and skilled at working with children with special health care needs who may be experiencing anxiety or other challenges.

 Comprehensive oral care for all your child’s needs: Childhood Smiles is an exclusive paediatric oral care centre in Bangalore. We offer a complete range of treatments that your child would need to maintain an excellent oral health and overall well-being. Our team of doctors/dentists are experienced in handling complex cases of oral problems in children with several medical conditions and difficulties.

   Sensory Adapted Dental Clinic Model: Childhood smiles is designed with a concept of sensory adaptation. It is specially designed to take care of the anxiety and difficulty your little one can face during a normal dental visit. From calm colourful hand painted walls to the sensory toys, audio visual distraction, dim lighting, sensory surfaces, theme based operatories every single aspect at the centre fulfils the need  of a sensory adapted Dental Clinic Model.

  Availability of Laughing Gas and Other Sedation Facility: Being an exclusive centre for pediatric dental care ,Childhood smiles is well equipped to handle all types of dental rehabilitation cases. Whether there is a need for laughing gas, oral sedation, IV sedation or facilities for general anaesthesia our pediatric dental team, pediatric anesthesiologist team and equipment facility is well prepared at all times.

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