Welcome to Children’s Crossing Pediatric Dentistry, a children’s dental practice that offers sedation dentistry services for patients of all ages. Our team is dedicated to providing quality care in a safe and comfortable environment. We offer various pediatric sedation options, including hospital and in-office sedation through IV sedation, pediatric nitrous oxide, and pediatric oral sedation.
We understand that many children are apprehensive about dental procedures, and we are here to help make their experience as positive as possible. To learn more about pediatric dental sedation, read below or contact our Saratoga Springs, UT office if you have any questions!
Types of Pediatric Dental Sedation
There are different types of dental sedation, each with its own set of benefits and risks. The sedation method you choose for your child should be based on the procedure and your child’s comfort preferences. At Children’s Crossing Pediatric Dentistry, we offer the following types of pediatric dental sedation:
Hospital sedation is a type of dental sedation that is performed in a hospital setting. This type of sedation is often used for patients with complex medical needs or requiring multiple procedures. Hospital sedation is administered by a board-certified anesthesiologist and is closely monitored throughout the procedure.
Children with extreme difficulty receiving care in the dental office and individuals with special needs are excellent candidates for hospital dentistry. We also recommend hospital sedation for children who have pre-existing medical conditions that make a hospital setting the best facility to receive treatment and aftercare. We partner with Primary Children’s Medical Center in Salt Lake, UT to provide your child with the best possible care.
In-office sedation is a type of dental sedation that is performed in our Saratoga Springs, UT office. This type of sedation is often used for patients undergoing simple procedures or with mild dental anxiety. In-office sedation is administered by our team of experienced dental professionals and is closely monitored throughout the procedure.
Several types of in-office sedation are available, including IV sedation, nitrous oxide, and oral sedation. Your child’s dentist will work with you to determine which type of in-office sedation is best for your child based on the procedure being done and your child’s comfort preferences.
IV Sedation for Children
IV sedation is a safe and effective way to help your child relax during their dental procedure. IV sedation is a type of in-office sedation that is administered through an IV. The sedative medication is administered through an IV, which allows it to work quickly and be closely monitored by our team.
Pediatric Nitrous Oxide
Nitrous oxide is an in-office sedation administered through a mask. The nitrous oxide is mixed with oxygen and administered through a mask, which helps your child to relax and feel more comfortable during their dental procedure. It creates a feeling of euphoria and often leads to laughter..
Nitrous oxide is a safe and effective way to help your child relax during dental procedures. The effects of nitrous oxide wear off quickly, so your child can go home and resume their normal activities after their procedure.
Pediatric Oral Sedation
Oral sedation is a type of in-office sedation that is administered in pill form. The oral sedative helps your child to relax and feel more comfortable during their dental procedure. The oral sedative medication is usually given an hour before the procedure is scheduled to begin.
Oral sedation is a safe and effective way to help your child relax during dental procedures. The effects of the oral sedative typically last for several hours, so your child must be accompanied by an adult.
When to Consider Choosing Sedation Dentistry For Your Child
There are several reasons why you may want to consider sedation dentistry for your child. Here are some to consider:
- If your child has dental anxiety or is resistant to dental care, sedation dentistry can help them feel more relaxed and comfortable during their procedure.
- Sedation dentistry can also be used for children with difficulty sitting still or low pain tolerance.
- If your child has special needs, sedation dentistry can be an excellent option to help them receive the dental care they need in a safe and comfortable environment.
If you are considering sedation dentistry for your child, we encourage you to talk to your child’s dentist about available options. They will be able to help you determine if sedation dentistry is the right choice for your child based on their individual needs.