To help your children feel more at ease in the dental chair, sedation dentistry can be a great tool. Whether your little one is afraid to receive treatment or your child has trouble sitting still through an entire visit, sedation dentistry can help ease both their worries and your own! You’ll be amazed at how your child can feel completely relaxed while their dentist takes care of their smile. At Lollipop Dental, we offer nitrous oxide and general anesthesia to help your little one relax. Your child’s dentist can recommend the best type of sedation for upcoming visits during our in-depth consultations. As a pediatric specialty practice, our team has been specially trained to administer sedation to children and have successfully helped many children overcome their anxieties and actually enjoy their visits to the dentist!
Easy Nitrous Oxide Sedation
One of the simplest forms of sedation for your child, nitrous oxide, often called laughing gas, can help kids relax while in the dental chair. This quick and easy solution will have your little one giggling as we help them take care of their beautiful smile.
Nitrous oxide is given through a mask that is placed over your child’s nose. Working within minutes, nitrous oxide will help your child feel completely relaxed and at ease during their entire procedure. Your child will be able to respond to their dentist when necessary but will not be bothered by any sounds or smells during treatment. This means that those scary-looking dental instruments won’t bother them one bit! Nitrous oxide begins to wear away as soon as the mask is removed, allowing your child to come back to their lovable, bubbly self right away.
Effective General Anesthesia
In most situations, either nitrous oxide will be enough to help your child get the dental care they need. But when the unthinkable happens and your child has a severe accident or needs extra care, general anesthesia will put both your worries and your little one at ease during the treatment.
General anesthesia gives your child the ability to completely relax and virtually sleep throughout a dental procedure. Seeing your child so calm will also help you, as a parent, feel more relaxed as they get their care. Going to work quickly, general anesthesia can help your child’s dentist perform dental treatment while your child is comfortable. Typically, general anesthesia is only used during major dental surgeries.
Every child should have a great dental experience and sedation dentistry can help in many types of pediatric visits. If you are looking for sedation dentistry in Long Beach, CA for your child, contact our office today! We can’t wait to help your little one enjoy their dental visits and encourage them to grow up at Lollipop Dental!