We see many different children with many different needs. Some children will accept dental treatment, while others have more difficulty. Dr. Fatina will assess your child’s anxiety level and recommend the appropriate behavior management technique. Our goal is to complete your child’s dental treatment in a safe, comfortable way. Sometimes the help of sedative medications will allow your child to relax and feel comfortable. To help your child enjoy an anxiety-free and pain-free experience, we offer a variety of sedation options including nitrous oxide (laughing gas) and IV sedation.
Also known as “laughing gas,” this sedative approach helps children safely relax for minor dental procedures. The gas is applied through a mask, which goes over the child’s nose and mouth. The effects are mild and subside soon after the procedure is over.
This sedation method is usually best for children who have high levels of anxiety or are undergoing longer or more complex procedures. This type of sedation allows your child to be fully relaxed while also able to respond to voice and/or stimulation.