– SEDATION DENTISTRY –
Be Calm, we use medication to help your child relax during procedures.
At Young Smiles, we believe in the power of positive dental experiences. One way that we promote positive experiences is through the use of sedation, which is the use of medication to help your child relax. The end result is reduced anxiety for both the patient and their parents. We offer three types of sedation: Nitrous Oxide, Oral Conscious, and Intravenous. During our highly effective sedation procedures, we carefully monitor our “Young Smiles” patients from during the entire encounter.
Nitrous Oxide, which is our mildest form of sedation, is commonly referred to as “laughing gas”. Nitrous Oxide is delivered to your child through a face mask. Once the child starts to breathe in the gas, they start to relax, but without being put to sleep. While breathing in this gas, they maintain their normal reflexes and are fully conscious. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recognizes this as a safe, effective treatment for treating your child’s dental needs. The gas is mild and easily taken. After the procedure is complete, we give your child normal oxygen, which helps to quickly eliminate the nitrous oxide from the body. Nitrous oxide is not addictive.
Oral Conscious Sedation-ups
Sometimes, our very “Young Smiles” patients are a bit more apprehensive about their dental treatment and need something a little stronger than nitrous oxide. Conscious sedation may also be used for our children with special needs. Your child may be quite drowsy and may even fall asleep after receipt of this sedation, but they will not become unconscious. We offer a variety of different medications, and we will use one that is best suited for your child.
Intravenous Sedation is recommended for apprehensive children, very young children, and children with special needs. Often times, we use this type of sedation when we believe a child may not do well under conscious sedation. When this type of anesthesia is used, we must have an anesthesiologist on site to monitor your child during the entire procedure.
Prior to your Child’s Appointment
- Please notify us of any change in your child’s health and/or medical condition. Do not bring your child for treatment with a fever, ear infection or cold. Should your child become ill, contact us to see if it is necessary to postpone the appointment.
- You must tell the doctor of any medications that your child is currently taking and any medication reactions and/or change in medical history.
- Please dress your child in loose fitting, comfortable clothing.
- Please make sure that your child goes to the bathroom immediately prior to arriving at the office.
- Your child should not have milk or solid food after midnight prior to the scheduled procedure and clear liquids ONLY (water, apple juice, Gatorade) for up to 6 hours prior to the appointment.
- The child’s parent or legal guardian must remain at the office during the complete procedure.
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