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Oral Sedation: Treatment Options For Your Child

Oral sedation helps to calm nerves and ensure a good 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 sometimes. 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, and office-based or hospital-based anesthesia. Do you have trouble calming your child for dental visits? Does your child need a lot of treatment? Then these options can help!

Nitrous Oxide

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

Oral Sedation

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

Office-Based Anesthesia

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

Hospital-Based Sedation

In some cases, we can also perform hospital-based sedation. This is done under general anesthesia. It may require a 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 your options. Our team is happy to answer questions. We can also review insurance benefits. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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