As pediatric dentists, we strive to safely provide dental treatment in a manner that promotes excellence in quality of care while also creating a positive attitude toward dental treatment.
Some children may have:
- A fear or anxiety of being at the dentist
- A hard time sitting still for long periods of time
- Multiple areas in need of treatment or extensive treatment needs
- Other unique conditions that may affect dental treatment
Behavior guidance techniques allow most children to receive treatment in the dental office with minimal discomfort and without fear.
Minimal or moderate sedation, such as the use of nitrous oxide, helps some children who are less tolerant or not as compliant with treatment.
There are also children that require general anesthesia in order to complete dental treatment in a safe and humane fashion.
Depending on the unique factors of your child, such as age, health history, behavior, and dental needs, we may recommend the use of nitrous oxide or general anesthesia to complete treatment. Nitrous oxide is administered in our office. General anesthesia is administered by an anesthesiologist in our office or at the hospital in an outpatient setting.
Please contact our practice to schedule a consultation, learn more about treatment options, and find out which option may be right for your child.