A Calm, Stress-Free Visit
Sedation Dentistry in kingstowne
If your child is nervous about their appointment, afraid of needles, or is typically unable to sit still, we offer sedation options to ensure a comfortable visit. At Kingstowne Dental Specialists, your child will feel calm and relaxed throughout their entire appointment. If you think your child may benefit from sedation dentistry, ask about our sedation options from our dentist at Kingstowne Dental Specialists!
Keep Your Child Relaxed
Laughing Gas Sedation
Laughing gas is an efficient way to help kids feel more relaxed in the dentist’s chair without any side effects. The gas is delivered through a comfortable nose mask and the effects will make your little one feel calm and euphoric. Side effects are minimal, and may include sleepiness or nausea after your child’s procedure. Laughing gas only lasts for about 5 minutes, so it wears off quickly and allows you and your child to get back to your day-to-day routine right after their appointment.
Sleep Through The Appointment
IV / General Anesthesia
IV sedation is delivered directly to the bloodstream using an IV, which means the effect takes hold more rapidly. Your child will typically sleep through the entire appointment with IV sedation, making this a good option if your child is very afraid of the dentist or is going through a serious dental surgery, such as multiple tooth extractions. General anesthesia is also available, but only used rarely. Unlike oral and IV sedation, general anesthesia requires your child to use a ventilator to assist their breathing. This can interfere with Dr. Courtney’s ability to work on their mouth and teeth, so other methods of sedation are typically better options for most dental procedures.