Sedation Dentistry in Aurora, CO
Does your child experience fear and anxiety at the dental office? If so, your general dentist for children may suggest dental sedation. Dental sedation is very safe and can help reduce your child’s anxiety, especially during longer and more complex dental procedures.
When considering dental sedation, there are several types that may be recommended. Nitrous oxide sedation is the most commonly used sedation method and is sometimes referred to as laughing gas. Nitrous oxide sedation will deliver a mixture of oxygen and nitrous oxide to your child, which will help them to relax and remain calm. When the dental procedure is over, your child will be given pure oxygen to clear the remaining nitrous oxide from their system for recovery.
Our dental team will provide instructions for you prior to your child’s appointment. These will include steps like restricting your child’s food and drink before sedation, and any additional preparation that is needed on your end. If you have any questions regarding these instructions, please contact our office and let our friendly dental professionals address any questions you may have.
Sedation dentistry can be a great tool to help your child have a relaxing dental appointment. Contact our office today to learn if sedation dentistry is right for your child.