Imagine your child undergoing a complex dental treatment such as a root canal, extraction, or oral surgery. When treatment is complete, your little one will have no recollection of the time it took, the pain, the noise, or the discomfort.
We are pleased to offer children the option of comfortable, safe, and effective sedation dentistry. Pediatric dental patients who benefit from sedation dentistry have:
- Fear or anxiety of being at the dentist
- Difficulty sitting still for long periods of time
- A hard time getting (and staying) numb from anesthetics
What is sedation dentistry?
Sedation dentistry enables Dr. Andrea to provide a variety of dental treatments safely and comfortably for children who experience anxiety when visiting the dentist. There are several benefits to sedation dentistry, including:
- No memory of undergoing the procedure
- No sense of time while under sedation
- No sense of smell or sound
- No fear or anxiety during treatment
Our first priority is always the comfort of the patient. Sometimes, even the bravest child needs a little something extra.
Nitrous oxide is not only a great tool for reducing anxiety, but it can also help maintain that braveness for the duration of the procedure. The effects of nitrous are extremely safe, mild, and quickly reversible. In fact, after the procedure, all the nitrous oxide is already out of your child’s system and the patient is safe to resume normal activities or head back to school.
Most dentistry can be completed successfully with local anesthetic and nitrous oxide. However, there are some patients who benefit from a deeper level of sedation. This includes those who are very young, have severe anxiety, special healthcare needs, or have extensive dental requirements.
This is conveniently and safely offered in our office by an anesthesiologist or dental anesthesiologist. Your child’s safety is of the utmost importance.
Please contact our practice to schedule a consultation, learn more about sedation dentistry, and find out which sedation dentistry method may be right for your son or daughter.