Our practice offers several sedation options to best meet your child’s needs. The following delivery methods are available:
Also known as “laughing gas”, your child inhales a gas through their nose to help them feel relaxed about dental treatment. Nitrous oxide is a safe technique that will help your child feel calm without putting them to sleep.
Conscious Oral Sedation
Our dentists want your child to feel comfortable and safe in our dental office. Conscious sedation allows your anxious or fearful child to feel relaxed during treatment. Your child is administered a weight-based dose of an anti-anxiety medication in the office and is closely monitored during the dental procedure. With conscious sedation, the airway is not compromised and patients can respond to commands from the dentist throughout the appointment.
General Anesthesia (in an outpatient surgical setting)
At the hospital or surgery center, medication is administered through a mask and IV by an anesthesiologist. Our team of healthcare providers safely facilitate dental care while your child is sleeping. Dental Care under general anesthesia is reserved for highly anxious children, very young children with complicated care, or children with special needs.
We are proud to offer a myriad of options for your child, each chosen specifically by individual needs. The utmost care is taken to ensure your child’s safety during each procedure.