Our goal is to provide your child with the best possible dental experience. Often times a visit to the dentist can be a terrifying for young children. The whirling sound of the drill or the uncomfortable feeling of pressure on their teeth can make children anxious.
One of the most common ways to ease a child’s anxiety and relax them for their dental treatment is from Nitrous Oxide sedation. This is commonly referred to as laughing gas and is the most popular sedation method in dentistry. It is used quite frequently in our office because it is recommended for children who need small amounts of dental treatment. Sleep Sedation Dentistry For those children with phobias of visiting the dentist or children that require extensive work, general anesthesia – commonly called sleep sedation – can be a good option.
Younger children who need a lot of dental work benefit most from being put to sleep because the dentist can do all of the treatment at once without leaving the child traumatized from the visit. Some older children with inexplicable fear of the dentist who need wisdom teeth extractions or extensive work can also benefit from being put to sleep. Our doctors typically perform dental procedures for children under general anesthesia at our affiliated dental surgery center.
The Pueblo Dental Surgery Center - located a few blocks away – was built to provide a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere for our patients opting moderate to deep sedation for their dental procedures. We can discuss with you the best option for your child based on his or her individual dental needs.