We offer a variety of sedation services to meet the individual needs of our patients. Depending on your child’s age and the procedures needed, we may recommend different techniques. If we feel that a patient is unable to have services without some type of assistance, we will discuss options with the parent or caregiver present to find the best solution.
Some sedation techniques we offer include:
Also known as “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide helps children remain calm. The patient breathes through a mask and within minutes feels relaxed. At the end of the procedure, pure oxygen is given to the patient to clear out any remaining nitrous oxide.
Our dentists are specially trained in administering sedation medication for children. After careful consultation and full medical history, the dentist will give your child a liquid or sublingual dose of medicine that will cause conscience relaxation. Your child’s vital signs will be monitored throughout the procedure and the effects of the drug will wear off completely within hours.
In some cases, full sedation at a hospital is required. This is usually reserved for cases with very young or very apprehensive children who require extensive treatment. Our dentists will discuss this and all other options with you thoroughly.