Comfortable Pediatric Appointments
Sedation Dentistry in Fullerton
Going to the dentist can be an intimidating experience for children. At Butler Pediatric Dentistry, our team is trained to put little patients at ease and address every need. If you feel that sedation dentistry will make your child more comfortable, we offer a wide range of sedation options. Whether your child is nervous about an upcoming appointment or they will need an invasive treatment, we can ensure that they are safe and comfortable. Call today to discuss your child’s options and ensure a smooth, enjoyable visit.
Your Child’s Comfort Comes First
Whether you choose laughing gas for minor anxiety or your child needs IV sedation or general anesthesia during treatment, our experienced team of sedation experts will ensure that your child is safe and comfortable. At our office, we have an anesthesiologist on staff to ensure that your little one has an enjoyable experience. You can trust us to take great care of your little ones at Butler Pediatric Dentistry.
When Sedation is Recommended
Is Sedation Right For My Child?
Sedation may be recommended for a number of different reasons. The most common reason is dental anxiety. Many children are anxious about coming to the dentist, particularly if they need a procedure like a dental filling. Sedation can help them stay more comfortable and relaxed during treatment.
Sedation can also be a good option if your child is afraid of needles or has a strong gag reflex. Finally, sedation ensures that your child experiences no pain or discomfort during their treatment. In combination with numbing, sedation will keep your child totally comfortable during their procedure.
Minimal Inhaled Sedation
Laughing gas is delivered through a comfortable nose mask that your child will wear during treatment. When your child breathes in the gas, they will feel euphoric and giddy. This form of sedation also functions as a pain reliever to ensure that your child feels comfortable during the procedure. Laughing gas lasts only about 5 minutes after treatment and it has very minor side effects which are mostly limited to headaches, nausea, and fatigue.
And General Anesthesia
If you opt for IV sedation, this method ensures that your child sleeps throughout their entire procedure. However, it is important to note that IV sedation is different than general anesthesia. With IV sedation, your child can be roused during treatment. In contrast, general anesthesia results in a state of unconsciousness. For this reason, general anesthesia is used only in the most complicated dental procedures.