PEDIATRIC DENTAL SERVICES

Amazing Kidz Pediatric Dentistry offers a wide variety of pediatric dental services.

  • Examination and Diagnosis of dental and soft tissue diseases
  • Positive psychology and re-enforcement
  • Nitrous oxide
  • Oral conscious sedation
  • IV sedation (provided by dental anesthesiologist)
  • Dental cleanings and fluoride treatment
  • Sealants
  • Tooth colored fillings
  • Crowns
  • Pulp therapies
  • Extractions including wisdom teeth
  • Interceptive orthodontics
  • Whitening
  • Protective and Habit appliances
  • Emergency treatment

SEDATION TREATMENT OPTIONS

Sedation dentistry provides a safe and comfortable option for pediatric dental treatment for patients with specific needs. Sometimes called relaxation or sleep dentistry, sedation dentistry is a method of managing pain and anxiety during professional dental care through the use of medications. Your child may benefit from sedation dentistry if they experience one or more of the following:

  • Being too young to communicate, cope with, or understand the procedure
  • Short attention span
  • High fear or anxiety about dental care
  • Complex dental problems
  • Previously traumatic dental experience
  • Fear of needles/shots
  • Trouble getting numb
  • To protect their developing psyche

The two most common types of sedation dentistry are:

  • Inhalation Sedation- Nitrous Oxide
  • Oral Conscious Sedation

Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide, more commonly known as “laughing gas”, is often used as a conscious mild sedative during a dental visit. The gas is administered via a nose piece with a mixture of oxygen and has a calming effect that can help phobic or anxious patients relax during their dental treatment. Because it is a mild sedative, patients are still conscious and can talk to their pediatric dentist during the visit. After treatment, the nitrous is turned off and 100% oxygen is administered for three to five minutes to help flush any remaining gas out of their system. The effects wear off almost immediately. Nitrous oxide rarely has side effects, although some patients may experience minor nausea or feel lightheaded. Your pediatric dentist will provide you with pre- and post-sedation instructions.

Oral Conscious Sedation

Through this type of moderate sedation your child can comfortably experience a state of deep relaxation while still being conscious. After a thorough evaluation of your child’s health status your pediatric dentist may provide them with a custom tailored dose of an oral medication that is easy to swallow and helpful for your child’s comfort. When the medication takes effect, your child will be restful but still able to speak and respond to external requests such as being asked to open their mouth or to hold still.

The American Dental Association, and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry endorse sedation under the right circumstance as an effective way to help patients remain comfortable during their dental visit. Before using a sedatives or anesthetics, it is important to tell your pediatric dentist about any medications, allergies, or medical treatments your child is receiving. Before administering any sedative or anesthetic, your pediatric dentist will talk to you about the process of sedation and give pre- and post-sedation instructions.