Sedation Dentistry

Queen Creek, Arizona

At Birch Tree Pediatric Dentistry, we understand that a child’s first experiences at the dentist’s office can set the tone for lifelong oral health. We are committed to providing a warm, inviting, and stress-free environment where your child can feel right at home. We also offer a range of sedation dentistry options to help our young patients relax in the dentist’s chair. We strive to leave your little one with pleasant experiences and memories to build positive associations with future dental care.

Pediatric Sedation Dentistry - An Overview

Pediatric dental sedation involves administering sedative medication to help our young patients feel comfortable and relaxed while getting their needed dental care. At Birch Tree Pediatric Dentistry, we offer a range of sedation dentistry options, including nitrous oxide gas, oral conscious sedation, and general anesthesia.

Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas): Often referred to as laughing gas, this minimal form of dental sedation involves breathing nitrous oxide mixed with oxygen through a mask. Your child will stay awake and responsive throughout treatment but will feel calm and relaxed. Laughing gas wears off quickly, meaning your child can resume daily activities right away.

Oral Conscious Sedation: This moderate form of sedation involves administering oral medications, similar to cough syrup, before dental treatment. Your little one will feel comfortable and relaxed and may even drift off into a light sleep. Most children don't remember much of the time under oral sedation. Your child will need time to rest and recover at home until the effects of the sedative wear off.

General Anesthesia: We may recommend general anesthesia for extensive dental procedures, for children who are highly anxious, or for young patients with special healthcare needs. A board-certified dental anesthesiologist will administer the sedative and carefully monitor your child's vital signs during treatment. Your little one will need to rest for the remainder of the day as the effects of the anesthesia wear off.

Who Is a Candidate for Pediatric Sedation Dentistry?

Candidates for Pediatric sedation dentistry include the following:

  • Children who are highly anxious about dental visits
  • Children who fear the needle or the sound of the drill
  • Children with heightened tooth sensitivity
  • Children who need complex or lengthy dental procedures
  • Children who are unable to sit still for extended periods of time
  • Children with special behavioral, cognitive, or medical needs
  • Children with a strong gag reflex

What Are the Benefits of Pediatric Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry takes the edge off dental care, allowing children to relax while getting their recommended treatment. It helps build positive associations so kids don't develop a fear of the dentist. Sedation dentistry helps us complete more procedures in fewer visits so our young patients can get back to doing what they love to do.

Sedation dentistry comes with a high safety record when administered by experienced dental professionals. At Birch Tree Pediatric Dentistry, we take your child's safety seriously. We adhere to all safety guidelines to ensure your little one is safe throughout any procedure. 

Pediatric Sedation Dentistry Near Me in Queen Creek, AZ

Pediatric sedation dentistry offers an excellent alternative for kids who are anxious about getting the dental care they need. Our dedicated pediatric dentist and team at Birch Tree Pediatric Dentistry will recommend the ideal type of sedation based on the required dental work and your child’s unique needs. We strive to ensure our young patients are happy and comfortable in our care.

We invite you to call us at 480-896-7800 to schedule your child’s appointment or schedule one online today. We look forward to caring for your child’s smile.

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