Anxiety-Free Treatment

Sedation Dentistry

To help your child enjoy an anxiety-free and pain-free experience, we offer a variety of sedation options including nitrous oxide (laughing gas), oral sedation, and general anesthesia.

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Nitrous Oxide

Also known as “laughing gas”, this sedative approach helps children safely relax for minor dental procedures. The gas is applied through a mask, which goes over the child’s nose. The effects and mild and subside immediately after the procedure is over.

Oral Sedation

This sedation method is usually best for children who are younger, have high levels of anxiety, are undergoing longer or more complex procedures, or have special needs. Oral, or conscious sedation, allows your child to be fully relaxed while also able to respond to voice and/or stimulation. Oral medication is administered prior to their visit. Some children may fall asleep or become drowsy, but will remain conscious. Recovery requires monitoring for up to 6 hours.

General Anesthesia

For children who have acute anxiety or special healthcare needs and must undergo extensive procedures, we offer general anesthesia as well. A highly trained pediatric anesthesiologist is brought into the office to put the child to sleep. Your child will feel no pain during the procedure, nor have any memory of it.

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