Does your child have anxiety when it comes to visiting the dentist? Wish there was a way for your child to receive exceptional dental care while feeling relaxed and calm? With our sedation dentistry there is! At Molar Bear Pediatric Dentistry in Houston we are proud to offer various forms of sedation dentistry to help your little one have a calmer experience while visiting our practice.
Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) is a safe, healthy and conscious sedation that provides a relaxing experience for your child while still allowing us to communicate with them. Following treatment the effects will quickly wear off, allowing your child to resume normal activities.
Oral sedation is administered through oral medications and provides a light conscious sedation. During treatment your child’s vital signs are closely monitored as safety is always a top priority. Following treatment your child may feel groggy and tired, we recommend supervision.
IV sedation is administered intravenously and provides deep conscious sedation. An anesthesiologist will be present during treatment to closely monitor your child. Following treatment we don’t advise normal activity and prefer for the parent to keep a close eye on the child.
In certain situations, general anesthesia may be required for your child’s treatment. This will be done at a local hospital as an outpatient surgery; your child will be able to return home the same day.
Sedation dentistry can be an excellent tool for providing professional dental treatments to a child who has anxiety when it comes to the dentist. Prior and after treatment you will be provided with explicit instructions.
Think your child may benefit from our sedation dentistry? Contact Molar Bear Pediatric Dentistry in Houston today to discuss an appointment with sedation dentistry. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have!