Sedation Dentistry For Children

Sedation Dentistry For Children

Posted by CHAFFEE PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY on Aug 5 2022, 09:41 PM

Sedation dentistry for children may be recommended for a variety of reasons. Depending on the child, the dentist may recommend sedation dentistry for a routine dental cleaning, dental treatment such as root canal therapy, or oral surgery such as impacted tooth removal.

When a child has to receive multiple dental visits during the course of one appointment, sedation dentistry allows the child to remain calm and relaxed without having an adverse reaction to their dental treatment.

What to Expect When Bringing Your Child For Dental Procedure Using Sedation Dentistry?

When you bring your child to our practice, we will begin planning the visit. This is to ensure that we are fully prepared and that your child receives the best possible care. First, we will complete a thorough exam or dental cleaning. Then, based on your child’s needs, we will schedule the appropriate sedation dentistry option to begin the dental procedure.

There are a number of sedation dentistry options available for children, depending on the severity of their anxiety. Mild sedation, like nitrous oxide, may be sufficient for them.

What is Nitrous Oxide?

Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is a colorless, odorless gas inhaled through a small mask that fits over your child’s nose. Your child will remain awake and aware during this sedation option.

Is Nitrous Oxide Safe?

Nitrous oxide is a safe, effective, and commonly used sedation method in pediatric dentistry. In fact, the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry consider it the safest form of sedation for use in children.

Is Nitrous Oxide Right For My Child?

Nitrous oxide is a safe and effective sedative agent. It has a sedative effect on the body but wears off quickly once we take off the mask from your child. It is commonly used for children who need dental treatment but do not cooperate due to anxiety. For instance, if your child has a severe gag reflex or anxiety about going to the dentist, we may be able to use nitrous oxide to help calm your child down.

Nitrous oxide also affects your child’s mood. Many children have a sense of euphoria, which makes them feel happy and relaxed. However, nitrous oxide rarely has any major side effects and is very safe for most children.

Chaffee Pediatric Dentistry provides solutions for all your dental problems. We are located at 1239 East McKellips Rd #107, Mesa, AZ 85203. Contact us at 480.739.2993 or visit our website for further information. 

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