A Comfortable Experience
Ensuring a Relaxing Environment for Your Family
Dental procedures can be an unsettling experience for a child, inducing anxiety and/or fear for the process itself. When working with children who need extensive treatments, such as a root canal treatment or tooth extraction, we offer a calming solution that can make the process smoother for your little one. For children who experience anxiety or fear in preparation for their dental procedure, dental sedation offers a method of relaxing and calming individuals to put them at ease and make their procedure comfortable.
Types of Sedation
The team at Pediatric Dentistry of Round Rock strives to ensure the comfort of our patients, offering methods of sedation to make your child’s dental procedure a relaxing experience.
General anesthesia is a deep state of unconsciousness in which an individual is asleep for a procedure. Our trained anesthesiologist utilizes special equipment to put your child to sleep for their dental procedure, providing an experience in which the patient will not remember or feel anything during their treatment. This method is ideal for patients who experience anxiety or intense dental phobia.
Oral sedation patients take a pill several hours before a dental procedure so that by the time the treatment begins, they are in a relaxed state. This sedation may take a little time to wear off after the procedure, and your child may experience a sense of grogginess.
Nitrous Oxide, the most common form of dental sedation, involves administering a calming gas, also known as laughing gas, to help the child enter into a relaxed state. The effects wear off when the procedure ends, and the patient will have little to no memory of the procedure.
Talk to Us About Sedation
Whether your child is in need of a fairly simple restoration or an extraction, sedation can provide a level of relaxation and comfort to the procedure. Contact Pediatric Dentistry of Round Rock in Round Rock, TX by calling 512-733-5311 today to learn more about our sedation options.