PEDIATRIC SEDATION DENTISTRY
Methods of sedation dentistry are useful in pediatric patients to help keep them calm and still. Sedation is useful for patients with anxiety about seeing the dentist, but in our line of work is largely for kids that have a hard time sitting still for longer appointments.
Most kids are fine for quick checkups, for instance, but may have a tougher time for cleanings or fillings. In those cases, sedation helps the child feel more comfortable and allows us to work more efficiently.
Dr. Warr will help you decide if sedation is right for your child.
(Our staff will call you 2 days before a sedation appointment to review the process and any preparation needed.)
Types of dental sedation
- Nitrous oxide
- Oral sedation
- General anesthesia
Nitrous oxide and oral sedation are administered in our office. Our staff undergoes monthly and yearly training to stay up to date on the latest techniques to make sure that your child stays safe. Two trained dental assistants monitor your child’s heartbeat, breathing, blood pressure, and temperature continuously. The medication administered to your child will relax them while we work.
A Board Certified, highly trained anesthesiologist administers General Anesthesia.