We will always choose the most conservative treatment options available to your child, and we utilize non-invasive procedures whenever possible. However, there are times when your child may require sedation to care for them properly. Ultimately, their safety and comfort are our utmost concern.
Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) inhalation is a safe and effective method routinely used in pediatric dentistry to reduce anxiety, discomfort, and sensitive gag reflexes. With this adjunctive treatment option, children can more easily cope with dental treatment, while remaining responsive to verbal commands and maintaining their protective reflexes. Your child will receive a special breathing mask to inhale the gas , and will be continuously monitored for safety during treatment. Nitrous oxide is well-tolerated, has a rapid onset and reversal, and will not put your child to sleep. Children often report a tingly, giggly, and/or floating sensation while breathing the gas. After the completion of treatment, your child will receive 100% oxygen and can return to normal activities without any residual effects.
Many children experience dental anxiety, leading to extreme fear that prevents them from attending dental visits. We want all patients to receive excellent dental care despite their dental anxiety. To this end, we offer in-house IV sedation dentistry from a board-certified anesthesiologist to ensure the comfort and safety of our patients. If your child fears going to the dentist, call us today to learn more about IV sedation.
General Anesthesia is used to provide a deep state of unconsciousness for children undergoing extensive dental procedures or those with severe dental anxiety. It allows pediatric dentists to perform treatments comfortably and effectively without causing distress to the child. At Bloom Pediatric Dentistry, we utilize board-certified anesthesiologists to ensure optimal safety of your child. Prior to administering general anesthesia, a thorough evaluation of the child’s medical history is conducted, and vital signs are continuously monitored during the procedure to ensure safety. General Anesthesia in pediatric dentistry can greatly benefit young patients by providing a pain-free and anxiety-free dental experience.