Pediatric Dentistry Sedation

NO2 sedation for kids

Kids Dental Sedation Spicewood, Bee Cave, Lakeway, TX

Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Laughing gas is the common term for Nitrous Oxide, a safe and mild method used during dental procedures. Your child will be awake and responsive throughout the procedure, in a more relaxed state.

Because this type of dentistry is short-lived with a gentle effect, it is often used for children. Nitrous oxide puts patients at ease to remain relaxed during dental procedures allowing the anxious child a more pleasant dental experience! We customize each case individually and will discuss sedation only if necessary.

Kids Oral Sedation

Oral conscious sedation (OCS) is a safe, effective, and non-invasive method to help increase cooperation and reduce anxiety and discomfort/pain associated with dental treatment. Various medications can be used to sedate a child and are selected based on your child’s age, overall health, level of anxiety, and dental treatment recommendations.

Once the medications have been administered orally, it may take up to an hour or more before your child shows signs of sedation and is ready for dental treatment. In addition to the oral medication, nitrous oxide gas will be used in conjunction to help achieve an ideal level of sedation. Most children become relaxed and drowsy and may drift into a light sleep from which they can be aroused easily. Unlike general anesthesia, sedation is not intended to make a patient unconscious or unresponsive.

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We offer nitrous oxide, oral conscious sedation, and general anesthesia sedation to make your kiddo feel more comfortable while they get the dental work they need. Dental anxiety is real, and kids can benefit greatly from these relaxation options. Fear shouldn’t be what holds your child back from a healthy smile. Ask more about our sedation services below by giving us a call or scheduling an appointment.

 

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