Pediatric Sedation Dentistry ~ For Children, Kids
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Some kids have a hard time at the dentist, whether it’s because they’re afraid, they’ve had a bad experience in the past, or they have difficulty tolerating certain types of dental procedures and treatments.
We love to see children and provide a positive experience for them.
Laughing Gas For Children
As a pediatric sedation dentistry option, we offer laughing gas, which is also known as nitrous oxide, for kids.
Laughing gas is the lowest level of sedation, and for most children, it can be enough to help. We administer the laughing gas through a nose piece, and it helps relax kids who might otherwise struggle to visit the dentist. Once the dental treatment or procedure is over, we shut off the laughing gas and administer oxygen for a few minutes, to help overcome any lingering effects.
Laughing gas has been used in dentistry since the mid-1800s, and it’s a great sedation option for kids of all ages, including young children.
Oral Sedation For Children
Oral sedation, which is also known as conscious sedation, is an option for children over the age of twelve. Oral sedation is simple – a pill taken before treatment begins. With oral sedation, your child will be less aware of the surroundings and have little or no memory of the dental appointment after it’s over.
Please note that our dental offices are handicap accessible. If you have a child who has disabilities, sedation dentistry can often help them tolerate a necessary procedure offering peace of mind for the whole family.
We’re here to answer any of your questions about pediatric sedation dentistry, or if you’d like to bring your child in for a free consultation, please contact the dental office near you:
Denver / Centennial – near I-25 and Dry Creek, in Centennial, (303) 309-0749
Colorado Springs – Powers and North Carefree Circle, in Colorado Springs, (719) 247-2350
Colorado Springs – near Powers and Stetson, in Colorado Springs, (719) 247-2020