Sedation dentistry is a form of care involving the use of medications to help manage anxiety, fear and discomfort. We understand that many children experience stress when visiting the dentist, and we offer sedation as an option to help them feel at ease and receive treatment without difficulty.
Sedation dentistry is designed to help children feel comfortable and at ease while receiving treatment. Our pediatric dentist may recommend sedation for patients who require complex or lengthy treatments, are extremely anxious or fearful, or who cannot otherwise receive the care they need.
There are several types of sedation available, ranging from local anesthetics to general anesthesia. However, the type of sedation most frequently provided to children is nitrous oxide, or “laughing gas.” This is a form of conscious sedation that helps your child feel relaxed and calm while also allowing them to remain awake and able to follow instructions. Sedation dentistry is very safe, and our pediatric dentist will monitor your child throughout their appointment to ensure they remain safe and comfortable.