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Help your child manage anxiety with pediatric sedation dentistry!

Questions & answers

Pediatric sedation dentistry

What is sedation dentistry?

Sedation dentistry is a form of care involving the use of medications to help manage anxiety, fear and discomfort. We understand that many children experience stress when visiting the dentist, and we offer sedation as an option to help them feel at ease and receive treatment without difficulty.

How can sedation dentistry help my child?

Sedation dentistry is designed to help children feel comfortable and at ease while receiving treatment. Our dentists may recommend sedation for patients who require complex or lengthy treatments, are extremely anxious or fearful, or who cannot otherwise receive the care they need.

What types of dental sedation are available?

There are several types of sedation available, ranging from local anesthetics to general anesthesia. However, the type of sedation most frequently provided to children is nitrous oxide, or “laughing gas.” This is a form of conscious sedation that helps your child feel relaxed and calm while also allowing them to remain awake and able to follow instructions. Sedation dentistry is very safe, and our dentists will monitor your child throughout their appointment to ensure they remain safe and comfortable.

Pediatric sedation dentistry


If your child is anxious or fearful when visiting our children’s dentist and team, we may recommend sedation dentistry to help them feel more at ease. Sedation dentistry can help manage stressful feelings so that your child can remain comfortable and receive the care they need without difficulty. To learn more about children’s sedation dentistry and schedule an appointment, call Dentistry and Braces Group today.


We are pleased to offer sedation to our patients who may require complex or lengthy treatments, extremely fearful or anxious patients, and patients who would simply like a more pleasant experience in our office. The goal of sedation for children is to help your child stay calm and receive the required care.

There are various types of sedation for children. Depending on your child’s needs, we may use a form of conscious sedation, such as nitrous oxide (N2O), also known as “laughing gas.” Conscious sedation allows your child to stay awake and able to follow instructions while keeping them feeling extremely relaxed and calm. During your child’s consultation appointment, our dentists will determine which form of sedation is right for their treatment.

Children’s sedation is safe with the right preparation before your child’s appointment and monitoring during and after their appointment. Our office will provide detailed instructions to you and your child about how to prepare for your child’s sedation appointment. Parents can help reduce risk and stress level for their child by following these instructions carefully.

After your child’s sedation appointment, they will feel groggy and drowsy. Make sure someone will be with your child after their appointment for several hours to monitor them. For more information on sedation for children and to find out if sedation may be right for your child, we invite you to contact us today.

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At Dentistry and Braces group, we believe that everyone deserves exceptional dental care, no matter their age or circumstance. For personalized, comprehensive dental care, contact our experienced dentists and make your appointment today.