Dental appointments can be unpleasant for many patients. Individuals of all ages, especially children, suffer from varying degrees of dental anxiety. If your child experiences dental anxiety, please schedule a no-commitment consultation at Sierra Kids Dentistry! During your child’s consultation, we will talk about any concerns they may have. They can get to know our compassionate experts. You will leave the consultation with a comfortable plan that keeps your child happy, safe, and pain-free during their next dental visit.
That consultation may include a conversation about sedation dentistry. We offer various levels of sedation, personalized to your child’s needs.
Types of Sedation
Nitrous Oxide, or “laughing gas,” is non-addictive, mild, and easily expelled from the body. Laughing gas sedation allows your child to remain fully conscious during the dental procedure. It relaxes them, but allows them to maintain natural reflexes. Once the mask is removed, the effects should dissipate quickly.
Sometimes nitrous oxide isn’t quite enough; some children may require a slightly stronger sedation. In this case, we may recommend Oral Conscious Sedation, or the “kiddie cocktail.” This sedation allows the child to remain conscious, while being cooperative and relaxed. It is in a kid-friendly liquid form, allowing your child to take it with ease. Oral Conscious Sedation will be tailored to your child’s specific weight, age, and dental treatment requirements. Tell your dentist if your child is taking any medication, or has any pre-existing medical conditions, before choosing sedation dentistry.
For some patients, stronger sedation may be necessary. In this case, we may recommend IV sedation or general anesthesia.
Who Needs Sedation?
Sedation dentistry can be highly beneficial for patients who have:
- Dental phobia
- Dental anxiety
- A strong gag reflex
- Mental and physical disabilities
- Other medical conditions
- A seizure disorder
Sedation can also be a good option for patients who need lengthy or complex dental procedures. Dental sedation will increase their tolerance and allow them to sit through several procedures at one time.
Sierra Kids Dentistry offers soothing dental sedation for most procedures in our spa-like office.
If your child has dental anxiety, consider the possibility of a stress-free dental appointment! Sedation dentistry makes it possible for your child to feel calm and happy during every step of their dental appointment.
The Benefits of Dental Sedation
Our dental professionals are qualified to administer safe dental sedation. By using sedation dentistry:
- Your professionals know that your child is comfortable and can concentrate on providing the best treatment.
- We can adjust sedation levels as needed to keep the patient relaxed.
- Our team can control pain with the right combination of dental sedation and local anesthesia.
- Your child can undergo a variety of dental treatments, including root canals, extractions, and fillings with zero pain or stress!
- Your child can walk out of our office with a healthy and beautiful smile.
A Rewarding Dental Experience
Come reap all of the benefits of great dentistry without any of the hassle. Our team will constantly monitor your child’s vitals during any procedure, staying ever aware of their comfort.
Our team provides the highest quality service for your child. To schedule your consultation, contact Sierra Kids Dentistry today!