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:
Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)
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.
Intravenous (IV) Sedation
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.