Here at Children’s Dental Group, our pediatric dentist in Santa Ana is committed to making every dental experience your child has a comfortable and safe one. One feature at our office that parents and children both find helpful is our sedation dentistry option. Sedation dentistry can be necessary for a number of reasons. Situations that sometimes require sedation dentistry include: if your child is especially anxious about receiving dental treatment, if your child is unable to cooperate due to maturity level, if your child has had a traumatic experience at the dentist before, if your child is in need of major dental treatment, if your child has an especially sensitive gag reflex, if your child is medically compromised, if your child has special needs, and more. Sedation is available in varying degrees, so that just the right amount is used as needed.
Our pediatric dentist in Santa Ana always puts safety first when it comes to sedation dentistry at Children’s Dental Group. If your child is older, meaning about six years old or above, we may suggest conscious sedation. Conscious sedation is a milder option for patients that are not severely anxious, but are in need of some form of relaxation. Conscious sedation can be brought about using nitrous oxide, or in an oral form. In other cases, IV deep sedation is needed. At our practice, we have dental anesthesiologists on staff who will always provide safe IV deep sedation. Sedation techniques are always discussed thoroughly with the parents before any procedures take place so that we can work together to decide on the proper course of action for your child.
If you are interested in learning more about sedation dentistry or any of the other services provided by our pediatric dentist in Santa Ana, the main Children’s Dental Group website is an excellent resource for you to consult. If you have any questions or concerns regarding our services or another related topic, do not hesitate to get in touch with our staff. You can reach us by calling the office directly, or sending us a message online. We look forward to working with you and your family.