We understand – the dentist’s office typically isn’t anyone’s favorite place to be, especially your child who’d rather be on the playground or spending time with a buddy. We do our absolute best to create a fun, welcoming environment where your little one can feel at ease throughout each visit and procedure. To help, our doctors offer calming sedation dentistry techniques that minimize negative emotions and relax your son or daughter.
We offer the following types of sedation:
Popularly known as “laughing gas,” it is a safe and effective conscious sedation technique to help make certain dental procedures relaxing and easy for patients.
Oral Conscious Sedation
Oral sedation can range from minimal to moderate, depending on the dose taken. A pill called Halcion is usually the most typical pill for moderate sedation. The pill will make the patient feel drowsy enough to fall asleep, but they will be completely conscious and will awaken with a gentle shake. A larger dose may be given to produce moderate sedation.
The sedative drug is received through a vein, allowing it to start working much more quickly than a pill. This method allows the dentist to continually adjust the patient’s sedation level.