How children can benefit from sedation dentistry
The Nia Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics team offers care for children of all ages, especially those who have a fear of the dentist. We know that entering an unknown space with loud noises and new smells can be intimidating for kids. Some children also have trouble with others in their personal space, making it more challenging to provide dental services for pediatric patients. Fortunately, our team is pleased to offer sedation dentistry options for patients to choose from to put them at ease during their time in the dentist’s chair.
Pediatric sedation dentistry options for children
If you are seeking sedation dentistry for kids in the Canton and Marietta, Georgia communities, it’s time to work with a pediatric dentist who offers help for those with a fear of the dentist. Dental phobia in children is often managed easily with one of our several sedation methods available. These include:
- Nitrous oxide. Also called “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide is a gas that is inhaled through a small mask placed over the nose. It relaxes a child and can make them feel lightheaded or giddy. Your child will remain awake and responsive throughout their dental procedure while under the influence of nitrous oxide.
- IV Sedation. We also provide IV sedation, which is deeper sedation that occurs when administering sedation medication directly into the bloodstream from an IV. This is appropriate for patients with more severe anxiety.
- General anesthesia. General anesthesia is used in more involved dental procedures or for children who cannot cooperate with less invasive sedation methods. This type of sedation will put the child to sleep during your procedure.
Which type of sedation is right for my kid?
The best way to determine which type of sedation dentistry is right for your child is to discuss all options with their pediatric dentist. Our team at Nia Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics will work with you to ensure your child receives the care they need in a way that makes them comfortable. Give us a call today at (770) 800-8986 to learn more about our pediatric sedation dentistry services and discuss the possible options for your child’s level of anxiety.