Sedation dentistry can be benefical and sometimes necessary for the following types of children:
- Have a fear or anxiety of the dentist
- Have a hard time sitting still for long periods of time
- Have oversensitivity or sensory processing challenges
- Have extensive dental needs
- Have urgent dental needs that could result in a health emergency
Some of the benefits of sedation dentistry include:
- No memory of undergoing the procedure = preserves mental psyche
- No fear or anxiety during treatment = builds trust with the dentists
- No movement during the procedure = increased safety
- Improved oral health in one visit = fewer dental visits
Levels of Sedation
We offer two types of sedation:
- Nitrous Oxide Inhalation, or laughing gas, is the most frequently used method for easing mild to moderate anxiety. Recovery is quick so your child can resume normal activities immediately.
- General Anesthesia is a form of deep sedation. Patients receiving deep sedation will have a secure breathing tube and will not have any memory of the procedure. This can be perforned in our office by Complete Care Anesthesia or in a hospital setting.