At Just 4 Kids Pediatric Dentistry and Sedation we offer Sedation Dentistry for Kids in Richmond, Midlothian, and Chester, and the surrounding areas. Sedation dentistry helps children receive dental treatment who otherwise would not tolerate dental treatment. There are different options for Sedation Dentistry for Kids Richmond that can be used to help apprehensive children relax and allow your dentist to restore their mouth to a healthy state. After an initial dental examination, your pediatric dentist at Just 4 Kids will discuss the different treatment options.
Nitrous Oxide Pediatric Sedation
If a child is worried by the sights, sounds, or sensations of dental treatment, they may respond more positively with the use of nitrous oxide. Perhaps the safest form of conscious sedation in dentistry, nitrous oxide can reduce anxiety and gagging in children and make appointments easier. The child remains fully conscious during treatment. Recovery after treatment is rapid and complete. Nitrous oxide is not effective for children who are congested, will not breathe through their nose, or have an ear infection.
Pediatric Sedation Dentistry
Medically speaking, general anesthesia is an induced state of unconsciousness. In practical terms, the patient is asleep and does not respond to touch or voices. It is most often recommended for very young children with extensive treatment needs and/or an inability to communicate and cooperate. Sometimes it may also be the best way to provide treatment for children with special medical/developmental needs. All parents should know that children face the same risks of general anesthesia for dental treatment as for any other surgical procedure. Only highly qualified, contracted anesthesiologists provide the anesthesia services and care at Just 4 Kids Dentistry and Sedation. Parents should talk openly with the pediatric dental staff about the benefits and risks of this treatment.
*Please contact our office for further details on services covered by insurance as well as the financials associated with our contracted sedation services.
Candidates for Pediatric Dental Sedation Include:
- Children who have very extensive dental needs
- The very apprehensive child
- Children who have a very strong gag reflex
- Children who have had traumatic dental experiences
- Children who do not like the sounds and smells associated with dental care
- Children with special needs
Contact Just 4 Kids Pediatric Dentistry and Sedation today for more information on Pediatric Sedation Dentistry.