Dental fears are common, especially in young children. Additionally, some children with special healthcare needs may be prone to anxiety or have sensory disorders that cause regular dental care to be a very challenging experience for them. For these patients, sedation dentistry can be the key to helping them get the care they need for strong, healthy teeth.
Our office is designed to cater to kids and their unique needs, and we have everything we need to provide a safe and comfortable experience for your child. If your child has fears we have multiple options available that our team can utilize.
Nitrous oxide is useful when a lower level of anesthesia is needed such as for mild anxiety during a cleaning or for a procedure that may be scary for a child, such as a tooth extraction. The effects wear off quickly, making it easy for kids to return to school or regular activities following their appointment.
Just like if your child needed ear tubes or a tonsilectomy, there are some situations when it is appropriate to provide dental care under general anesthesia. If your child has a developmental disability or another health condition that makes it difficult for him or her to remain still for dental care, general anesthesia may be the right choice. General anesthesia may also be used if extensive dental care is required to be performed on children with extreme phobias or history of combative behavior. We offer anesthesia in both hospital and in office settings.
In need of immediate care?
We provide emergency phone consultation services after working hours and on weekends. Call us at our office (440) 892-5556