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.