Safe Dental Sedation

At Packer Pediatric Dentist, our team is dedicated to helping every child feel at ease while they are visiting our dental office. Whether your child is experiencing dental fears or requires extensive treatment, safe dental sedation can help your child or teen relax so that they can relax during their dental appointment. Sedation dentistry also offers great benefits for special needs patients who require assistance receiving dental treatment. If you are interested in safe dental sedation for your child in the Brighton, CO area, give our team a call today!

Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide is a type of sedation that may be recommended to help your child sit still through a regular exam or more difficult procedure. To administer nitrous oxide, a mask is placed over your child’s nose at the beginning of their visit and worn throughout treatment. The gas will enter their system quickly and easily, without causing any discomfort or pain while it works its magic on them; this means they can remain awake but relax during treatment as if sleeping (which makes dental work easier!). 

Nitrous oxide is administered by one of our trained team members, who continuously monitor your child throughout their procedure, ensuring that the experience is comfortable and free of fear or anxiety. If needed, your child can communicate and respond to their dentist. Once the mask has been removed after their visit is complete, the effects of sedation will wear away quickly, allowing them to continue their normal daily routine following their visit.

IV Sedation 

IV sedation may be recommended if your child needs extensive treatment. Our dental team will discuss all options with you and help recommend a type of sedation that is perfect based on what they need during treatment. IV sedation is administered by a board-certified anesthesiologist and your child is monitored throughout their entire visit. IV sedation can allow your child’s dentist to accomplish a lot in just one visit while your child is completely comfortable.

With IV sedation, your child will be asleep during treatment. Following your child’s visit, we recommend planning the remainder of the day for your child to rest. IV sedation may have lingering effects, such as mild disorientation and drowsiness.

Honest, Reliable Pediatric Dentistry

At Packer Pediatric Dentist, we treat your child like our very own! From the moment they walk through our door to when it comes time for care recommendations, we keep the best interest of you and your child in mind. We’ll offer treatment based on what is best for the health of their smile, doing everything we can to preserve their natural smile. By ensuring a comfortable visit without the existence of worries and fear, children can build confidence during these visits and discover that there is nothing to be afraid of. If you think your child could benefit from safe dental sedation and would like to learn more, please contact our team today. We’ll be more than happy to go over your options and guide you through your sedation decisions for your child’s upcoming visit.

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