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Our Pediatric Sedation Dentistry is Safe & Effective

At Children’s Dentistry of Stuart, our exceptional pediatric dentists and caring staff understand that some children have dental phobia and/or difficulty sitting still. That’s why we offer pediatric sedation dentistry at our office in Stuart, FL. Through the use of sedation, we can provide frightened or restless children with the dental care they need, to help them achieve and maintain good oral health.

About Pediatric Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry refers to the use of sedatives during dental treatment. It’s endorsed by the American Dental Association (ADA) as a safe and very effective way to make your child calm and comfortable during his or her dental visit.

We may recommend sedation dentistry for your child if he or she has:

- Dental phobia or anxiety
- Difficulty sitting still
- Low pain tolerance
- A need for several dental treatments

Before we provide your child with sedation, it’s important that you tell us about any medications or medical treatments your child is receiving. Prior to administering sedation, your pediatric dentist will talk to you about the process of sedation and give you pre- and post-sedation instructions.

The Types of Sedation We Offer

To ensure we have the right solution to meet each child’s individual needs, Our Palm City, FL pediatric sedation dentists offer different types of sedation including:

- Oral Conscious Sedation: This type of sedation involves taking a sedative by mouth to reduce anxiety and discomfort. Oral conscious sedation is often used to help highly anxious children calm down so they can receive the dental care they need. Patients who receive oral conscious sedation are at ease but still able to speak and respond to questions during treatment, although they may remember little to nothing about the procedure. The side effects may include headache, nausea, and/or vomiting.

- Nitrous Oxide Sedation: Commonly referred to as “laughing gas”, nitrous oxide sedation is often used to help fearful or anxious patients relax during their dental treatment. The gas is mixed with oxygen and administered via a small mask that fits over the nose. Because nitrous oxide is a mild sedative, patients can talk to their dentist during the procedure. Once the treatment is finished, the gas is turned off and oxygen is administered for a few minutes to help clear away the remaining nitrous oxide. The effects wear off rapidly and there are rarely any side effects, although some patients may experience minor nausea or constipation.

Contact Us For Sedation Dentistry near Palm City, FL

It’s our goal at Children’s Dentistry of Stuart to provide our patients with quality pediatric dental care in a fun, friendly, and relaxing environment. We’re always happy to speak with you so please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about our sedation dentistry. If you’d like to schedule an appointment for your child, please call our office at (772) 283-1230 or fill out our online appointment request form. We look forward to helping your child achieve and maintain a healthy and happy smile!