For many patients, especially children, a dental chair is far from relaxing and dental treatments can cause a lot of anxiety. Sitting still in a dental chair is especially hard for kids! With the help of sedation dentistry, your child can feel at ease while receiving the dental care that they need. By providing your child with good dental experiences at an early age, you can help them feel comfortable visiting their dentist on a regular basis as they get older.
Sedation Dentistry Offered at American Pediatric Sedation Center
American Pediatric Sedation Center is a state-of-the-art dental office offering sedation services to patients who are fearful of going to the dentist. When combined, pediatric dentistry and sedation have many advantages. At American Pediatric Sedation Center, we practice sedation dentistry with a board-certified pediatric dentist who has a sedation license and a physician anesthesiologist when necessary. The goal of sedation is to have all of the child’s dental treatment completed in one appointment, with the child being relaxed and having little to no recollection of the procedure itself. In this way, the patient can have a positive experience while visiting the dentist and furthermore, since treatment can be completed in one visit, it allows treatment to be completed in a timely manner so that cavities don’t progress.
At American Pediatric Dental Group, we offer nitrous oxide as a sedation option to give your child a relaxing dental experience. Nitrous oxide is effective for both children and adults and is administered through a facial mask. Once the mask is placed over your child’s nose, the effects of sedation will begin almost immediately. With nitrous oxide, your child can communicate with their dentist when needed, but will not be startled by surrounding sounds or smells during treatment. Sedation will begin to wear away as soon as the mask is removed.
If you are interested in pediatric sedation dentistry, call one of our Florida offices today! If you have questions regarding sedation dentistry, a consultation can be scheduled to help you determine the best options for your child. Giving your child a great dental experience can help them receive the treatment that they need to maintain a healthy smile!