Sedation and Hospital Dentistry

Pediatric Dental Sedation

We offer several different sedation options for dental treatment. Whether children are apprehensive from previous medical/dental experiences, they need extensive restorative care at a young age, or they have special needs, we have the expertise and means to make sure they receive the dental treatment they require with the help of sedation.

Nitrous Oxide:

Nitrous Oxide or “laughing gas” has both anxiolytic (reduces anxiety) and analgesic (reduces pain) effects, making it an excellent tool for dentistry. It is a mild sedative that is safe for most people and will not cause your child to sleep. Children use a custom flavored nose mask containing a mixture of nitrous oxide and pure oxygen to help them feel comfortable and calm during treatment. Once the nitrous oxide is turned off, the children breathe 100% oxygen through their masks for at least 5 minutes until the effects are gone. Once they leave the office the nitrous is effectively out of their bodies.

Hospital Dentistry:

Our dentists maintain operating room privileges with certain Kaiser Hospitals. If your child has insurance through Kaiser, s/he may be eligible for dental treatment under general anesthesia at Kaiser hospitals. Please contact our office for more details.

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