Sedation Dentistry for Kids – Clinton, MA
Give Your Child a Comfortable Dental Experience
We get that the dental office is probably not your child’s favorite place to visit. However, children who suffer from anxiety, nervousness, or a phobia of dentistry are prone to more dental problems as they age. Our trained dentists and team members are exceptional at helping young patients relax during your child’s routine appointments, no matter how young they may be. With that said, Simply Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics recognizes that sometimes patients need a little extra push. We provide sedation techniques that are not only safe, but designed to make their visit as smooth and comfortable as possible. Give us a call today to learn more about sedation dentistry in Clinton, MA!
Why Choose Simply Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics for Sedation Dentistry for Kids?
- Experienced Pediatric Dentists By Your Side
- Welcoming Patients of All Ages
- Calming and Comfortable Dental Office Environment
Nitrous Oxide Dental Sedation
Chances are you already know what nitrous oxide is, especially if you’ve heard it referred to as “laughing gas.” This sedative is inhaled through a nasal mask that is worn by the patient after they are already in the dental chair. It’s a mild sedative and is appropriate for children of almost any age. After a few minutes of slowly breathing in the gas, your child should feel incredibly relaxed, even though they can still speak with our team members about their comfort. If they need to answer questions or tell us how they’re feeling, they can easily do so. Even better, nitrous oxide quickly wears off after the mask is removed, making it easy for them to continue their day.
Oral Conscious Dental Sedation
For children who have more moderate levels of dental fear or anxiety, oral conscious sedation may be a better option. Instead of being inhaled, oral conscious sedation is taken in pill form. This means they will need to be taken in advance ahead of their dental appointment so the effects have time to occur. You can expect your child to achieve a deep level of relaxation. While the sedative does not typically put your child to sleep, it will make memory of their treatment more fuzzy after their appointment is complete.