Our friendly staff and board-certified pediatric dentists will do everything they can to make your child’s dental appointment a pleasant experience. There are some instances where our dentists may determine that your child would benefit from sedation dentistry. Our office offers two options for sedation dentistry:
When your child is a little anxious to have their cavities fixed, nitrous oxide (laughing gas) may be a good option for them. It is recognized as a safe and effective way to reduce anxiety and provide analgesia. The goal of a nitrous oxide/oxygen inhalation appointment is to help reduce anxiety, enhance communication and patient cooperation, raise the pain threshold, increase tolerance for longer procedures and reduce gagging. Our board-certified pediatric dentists will help determine if your child is a candidate for nitrous oxide/oxygen inhalation.
There are times when your child might not be able to tolerate or cooperate for necessary dental treatment due to extensive treatment needs, acute situational anxiety, uncooperative age-appropriate behavior, immature cognitive functioning, disabilities, or other medical conditions. If it is determined that your child would benefit and is a candidate for IV sedation, our board-certified dental anesthesiologist will administer the anesthesia and monitor your child while our board-certified pediatric dentist completes the necessary dental work.