We understand children may feel nervous about visiting the dentist. There are new sights and sounds, and the equipment is unfamiliar. If your child is anxious about a treatment we will perform, such as a root canal treatment or tooth extraction, we can help calm them with safe dental sedation options. Anxiety level, medical history, and other factors will determine which sedation option is best for your child.
Our team includes anesthesiologists who are members of the Pediatric Dental Anesthesia Associates and board-certified specialists. They will be on hand for any treatment when any of the following dental sedations are used.
Nitrous oxide, also known as “laughing gas,” is a safe and common sedation used by dentists. It is administered through a mask over the nose and helps your child enter a relaxed state. Its effects wear off quickly, meaning your child may usually return to school after a treatment.
An oral sedation is suggested for children who may need a deeper state of relaxation. It is administered via a liquid that is given in our office immediately prior to the treatment. Its effects take time to wear off, so your child may feel sleepy for a few hours after the treatment is over.
Intravenous (IV) sedation is the deepest form of sedation available for children who experience severe anxiety or have special needs. One of our pediatric anesthesiologists administers and monitors it, staying on hand throughout the entire treatment.
You and your child’s comfort level is very important to us. We will discuss with you any recommended sedation options before administering them. We are happy to answer questions you may have and address any concerns about dental sedation.
Schedule Your Child’s Dental Visit With Us
We offer a variety of dental sedation options for children who are anxious about visiting the dentist. To learn more, or to schedule a visit, contact our office at 214-321-4880. We proudly welcome patients from Dallas, TX, and all surrounding communities, including Garland, Mesquite, Richardson, and more.