Sedation Dentistry uses medication to help your child relax for a better dental care experience. Sedation dentistry can even help children with severe dental anxiety or special needs.
Sedation dentistry offers many benefits to meet your child’s individual needs. Sedation allows your child’s body to relax more completely. This increases the effectiveness of local anesthesia. Sedation dentistry reduces the sensation of passing time. This can be very useful if your child needs complex or multiple treatments in a single sitting. It also prevents their muscles from stiffening or becoming sore due to spending extended periods of time in one position.
Your child’s sedation is closely monitored by experienced dental professionals who ensure their safety and comfort. Your child’s safety is our top priority. At the appointment, be sure to tell us:
- Any prescription medications or over-the-counter medications your child is taking
- Any herbal or nutritional supplements your child is using
- Any allergies your child has, particularly medication reactions
- Any health conditions your child has
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Nitrous Oxide, commonly known as laughing gas, is a mild dental sedation medication. Once inhaled, it induces a state of mild relaxation. It also reduces sensitivity to pain. Nitrous Oxide is safe for virtually every patient, regardless of age. Following treatment, oxygen is used to neutralize the effects of the nitrous oxide. Once this is complete, you will be fully alert and able to drive yourself home.
For more information about using sedation dentistry with your child’s next treatment, contact Schenectady Pediatric Dentistry.
Schenectady Pediatric Dentist
1019 Keyes Ave.
Schenectady, NY 12309
We’re located on Keyes Avenue off Upper Union Street on the border of Niskayuna and Schenectady.
Monday: 8:30am – 4:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Friday: 8:30am – 4:00pm