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Children’s Sedation Dentist in Staten Island

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Children experience dental anxiety all the time. Our sedation techniques are relaxing, effective, and safe.

What is sedation dentistry?

Is your child fearful, anxious, or do they require special accommodations? We've got you covered.

Many children have general anxiety when it comes to visiting the dentist, so our pediatric dentist in Staten Island is trained and ready to alleviate those fears with a little help from dental sedation. Nitrous oxide is our preferred method of sedation and is a safe, inhaled sedative used to calm your child and create a pain-free environment. It does not put your child to sleep. 

We sometimes recommend dental sedation for very young children with extensive treatment needs who are unable to cooperate safely in the dental chair. Children with special needs or unique medical or developmental conditions are also good candidates for dental sedation done by our pediatric dentist in Staten Island.

What are the benefits of dental sedation?

​It’s a safe, and effective means of relaxing your child and helping our pediatric dentist in Staten Island perform procedures in a timely manner. Your child’s anxieties will ease away and any potential pain is completely eliminated. Additionally, children with interfering gag reflexes may benefit from being sedated for their dental work.

Sedation Dentist in Staten Island - Small World Dental
Sedation Dentist in Staten Island - Small World Dental

Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)

Many children have general anxiety when it comes to visiting the dentist, so our pediatric dentist in Staten Island is trained and ready to alleviate those fears with a little help from dental sedation. Nitrous oxide is a safe, inhaled sedative used to calm your child and create a pain-free environment. It does not put your child to sleep.

 

How safe is nitrous oxide?

 

There are no lingering side effects from the dental use of nitrous oxide. And it is safe for patients of all ages, including very young children.

 

How will my child feel?

 

Relaxed. They may feel mildly lightheaded or that their limbs have grown heavy. But for the most part your child will feel relaxed in their new, pain-free environment.

 

What else do parents need to know?

 

  • Don’t let your child eat within two hours before their appointment

  • Alert our staff to any nose breathing difficulties your child may have

  • Bring a list of any medications your child uses

Nitrous oxide/oxygen is a safe inhaled sedative used to calm a child’s anxiety and fear of the dentist.