No More Fear: Sedation Dentistry
Millions of Americans are nervous about seeing their dentists, and kids are usually even a little more hesitant. We know that it can be frustrating for a parent who wants their child to enjoy the best health possible to see their child refuse to go to the dentist’s office. We want to regularly check in on your child and clean his or her teeth to prevent any serious issues from occurring. Ideally, we also want to quickly fix any problems that arise with simple, non-invasive procedures. Timber Kids Dentistry makes these moments much easier for your children with sedation dentistry. We adhere to all clinical guidelines as demonstrated through the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD). This ensures your child receives the safest, and most effective sedation practices available to children. As sedation dentistry has advanced, it has become perfectly safe for pediatricians to administer to children.
Your child will breathe nitrous oxide in through a mask that is placed over the nose. This air will allow them to feel completely calm and relaxed while remaining conscious. They can still respond to commands and questions, but will not feel jittery or anxious.
Oral Conscious Sedation
Like with nitrous oxide, your child will remain awake through his or her time in the office with oral conscious sedation. This method involves drinking a small cup of juice containing medicine that will decrease your child’s anxiety allowing them to feel comfortable while receiving excellent care. He or she will not need to feel uncomfortably aware or remember all of the details of his or her procedure.
If your child would rather take a nap through his or her procedure, we work closely with the most qualified surgery centers, hospitals and anesthesiologist medical groups in the Rogue Valley. This allows your child to receive the highest standard of care involving general anesthesia. This method is also considered safe and will allow your child to wake up to a healthier, happier smile. We have partnered with a very skilled and compassionate board certified anesthesia group by the name of M2 anesthesia www.m2anesthesia.com M2 Anesthesia is dedicated to providing a safe anesthetic experience to each and every patient. We specialize in administering General Anesthesia to the Pediatric Dental patient on a daily basis, and have become very safe and efficient because of it. We enjoy working with our dentists and staff, and taking care of your children.
If your child is fearful of visiting the dentist, we can make the process feel more comfortable and safe for them. Call us today at Timber Kids Dentistry to learn more about sedation dentistry and if it is right for your child.