At Children’s Dentistry of Stuart, we strive to do all we can to provide our children in and around Stuart, FL with the most comfortable and relaxing dental care. One of the ways we accomplish this is through our use of sedation dentistry. Sedation dentistry is simply the usage of sedation during dental treatment. Sedation is endorsed by the American Dental Association and is most commonly used for children who have dental phobias or struggle to sit still. As expert Stuart and Palm City, FL area pediatric sedation dentists, we proudly offer several different types of sedation.

Types of Sedation at Your Stuart Pediatric Dentist

Oral Conscious Sedation

By using sedatives, oral conscious sedation can produce a relaxed state of consciousness, allowing for the lessening of anxiety and discomfort. Patients who receive this sedation are at ease but are still able to speak and respond during the treatment.

Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Nitrous oxide, often known as “laughing gas,” is frequently used as a conscious sedative during a dental visit. This gas is provided with a mixture of oxygen and is able to calm anxious patients during their dental treatment. After the treatment is over, the nitrous oxide is turned off and oxygen will be administered for five to ten minutes in order to flush out any remaining gas. The effects wear off almost immediately and patients will rarely have any side effects. In very few instances, patients may experience minor nausea.

Contact Your Stuart, FL Pediatric Sedation Dentist Today

If you have any further questions about our pediatric sedation dentistry, please don’t hesitate to contact us. If you’d like to schedule an appointment with us, we encourage you to give us a call at (772) 283-1230 or fill out our online appointment request form. We look forward to providing your child with the best pediatric dental care.