Pediatric dentistry is a branch of dentistry that specializes in the care of children’s teeth. Pediatric dentists are specially trained to deal with the unique dental needs of children, from infants to adolescents. They are also experts in behavior management, so they can help your child feel relaxed and comfortable during their dental visit. At CDHC, we provide a wide range of dental services for children, including preventive care, cavity fillings, crowns and bridges, and orthodontics. We also offer guidance on how to care for your child’s teeth at home, so they can stay healthy and avoid cavities and other dental problems. It’s important to start taking your child to see a pediatric dentist when they turn one year old, or as soon as their first tooth comes in. This will help them get used to the dentist and establish a good relationship with their dental care provider. Regular dental visits are important for all children, so they can receive the preventive care and treatment they need to keep their teeth healthy and avoid cavities and other dental problems.
If your child is one of the many who experience anxiety at the dentist, contact our dental team about pediatric sedation dentistry. This type of dentistry uses medication to help your child relax during dental procedures. There are different types of sedation that can be used, and your dentist will work with you to determine which is best for your child. Some of the most common types of sedation used in pediatric dentistry include:
Nitrous oxide: This gas is inhaled through a mask and helps your child to feel lightheaded and relaxed. The effects of nitrous oxide wear off quickly, so your child will be able to drive themselves home after the procedure.
IV sedation: This type of sedation is administered through a small IV in your child’s arm. IV sedation will make your child sleep through the procedure.
If your child is in need of IV sedation due to a major procedure or special needs, we will go the memorial surgery to better facilitate your child going under general anesthesia. Contact us for more information.
Your dentist will constantly monitor your child’s vital signs during the procedure to ensure they are safe and comfortable. If your child experiences anxiety at the dentist, talk to your dentist about pediatric sedation dentistry. This type of dentistry can help your child feel relaxed and comfortable during their procedure.
Some parents may be hesitant to allow their child to be sedated for dental procedures, but sedation pediatric dentistry can actually be a very good option for many children. Here are some of the benefits of choosing sedation pediatric dentistry:
If you’re considering sedation pediatric dentistry for your child, contact us today and see if it is right for your child. Dentist anxiety and sensory issues is a real issue. We want to ensure your child’s dental health doesn’t suffer due to anxiety or fear. Our number one priority at CDHC is to ensure you child’s safety and health is number one.