Have you avoided taking your child to the dentist because she is really scared to go? Does your child have a difficult time sitting still? Does your child need to have a lot of dental work done and can’t calmly sit through a lengthy procedure?
We always provide calm, gentle reassurance to children who are anxious and fearful of having a dental exam or treatment. But some children may need more than kind words, and may require a combination of inhalation conscious sedation (nitrous oxide or laughing gas) along with a local anesthetic in order to reduce their nervousness. We use other sedation techniques as well.
See the video below for more information about sedation at our office.