Oral Sedation: Treatment Options For Your Child | Tucson, AZ

Oral Sedation: Treatment Options For Your Child

Sedation dentistry helps to calm any nerves and ensure a comfortable dental visit. At Great Grin’s Children’s Dentistry, we love working with children. We also understand that it’s normal for them to feel overwhelmed in new situations. Our friendly staff treats every patient as our own family. Because of this, we want your child to feel comfortable at every appointment!

We offer three types of sedation to meet every child’s needs. These include nitrous oxide (laughing gas), oral sedation, office-based anesthesia, and hospital-based anesthesia. Do you have trouble calming your child for dental visits? Does your child need a lot of dental treatment? Then these options can help!

Nitrous Oxide

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recognizes nitrous oxide as a safe option for children. Laughing gas is non-addictive and effective. It includes a mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen. This helps your child relax while remaining conscious and in control of all reflexes.

Oral Sedation

In addition to laughing gas, we can also provide oral sedation. It will help your child relax while remaining conscious. It may cause drowsiness, so your child can fully relax or even fall asleep for a quick nap.

Office-Based Anesthesia

 Office-based anesthesia is another sedation option. This is I.V. sedation and must be administered through the vein by our anesthesiologist. The patient is completely asleep and will have no recollection of the treatment being done. This is usually the best option for a child that needs a lot of dental work done at one time.

Hospital-Based Sedation

In some cases, we can also perform hospital-based sedation. This is done under general anesthesia while the patient is asleep. Treatment may require an overnight stay in the hospital if your child has certain medical needs.

Great Grins

Contact our office today at (520)325-4746 to learn more about sedation possibilities. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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