Sedation dentistry is most helpful for:
Types of sedation
Nitrous Oxide ("Laughing Gas")
Laughing gas can be utilized to help with mild anxiety. This highly effective method of sedation helps keep a nervous patient calm and is attained by inhalation of nitrous oxide (N20).
Most children become quite giggly during the process, hence the nickname. Afterwards, your child will breathe 100% oxygen to reduce the risk of adverse effects.
Oral conscious sedation is sometimes necessary for children that are unable, by either age or maturity level, to cooperate during dental treatment. Sedation is also very helpful for special needs children. There are many safe and effective sedation medications available that can help relax the child and promote a good environment for optimal and safe dental treatment.
If your child has severe dental anxiety, extensive treatment needs, and/or special needs, general anesthesia/deep sedation, is necessary for comprehensive dental care.
In this case, your child will have two teams of doctors:
Schedule an Appointment
If you think your child could benefit from sedation for kids, you have come to the right place. Dr. Meads and the rest of our team have undergone extensive training for the safe and effective administration of sedation. Call (702) 998-2840 to schedule your child’s appointment today!