Sedation Dentistry for Kids – Randolph, MA
Genuinely Comfortable & Calm Care For Little Smiles
We understand – the dental office is not exactly your child’s favorite place to visit. But if they are struggling with anxiety, nervousness, or even outright fear when they have an upcoming appointment, it can be far more serious than you’d think. Our experienced team members do a great of creating a relaxing and accommodating environment for even the youngest patients here at Simply Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics. Of course, we understand that this alone might not be enough. That’s why we offer sedation dentistry in Randolph, MA to make their treatment process feel smooth and more relaxing than ever before. Give us a call today to learn more or schedule your next visit!
Why Choose Simply Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics for Sedation Dentistry for Kids?
- Highly Trained and Experienced Pediatric Dentists
- Patients of All Ages are Welcome
- Comfortable and Relaxing Atmosphere
Nitrous Oxide Dental Sedation
You’ve probably already heard nitrous oxide before, but by a different name: laughing gas! Administered through a nasal mask that is comfortably attached to your child after they are in the dental chair, nitrous oxide is a mild sedative that’s available for all ages. Once they’ve breathed in the gas for a few minutes, they should feel calmer and more relaxed, all while still being aware of their surroundings and our team. This means they can answer questions and respond with their comfort levels. As a parent, you’ll love the fact that the nitrous oxide wears away soon after treatment, so your child can get back to school with relatively little interruption.
Oral Conscious Sedation Dentistry
If you have a child who has more moderate levels of dental fear or anxiety, oral conscious sedation might be recommended to manage it. This sedative comes in the form of a pill that is taken at a set time of day before the actual visit. The effects include a deep state of relaxation. In most cases, your child won’t fall asleep. However, the effects are heavy enough to cause many of your child’s memories to be quite fuzzy once the treatment is finished.
The pediatric dentists at our pediatric dental office will only recommend general anesthesia in the following instances:
- The patient cannot receive important dental care safely under their own power because they have special needs
- It’s impossible for them to sit still or throughout a long treatment process due to age or excitement
- There is severe dental-related fear and/or anxiety in the patient
With the help of an anesthesiologist, we can gently transition your child to an unconscious state and closely monitor their vitals (including breathing rate, blood pressure, oxygen levels, etc.) through treatment to ensure their safety and comfort.