Dental care can sometimes create fear or anxiety in young children and toddlers. The dental office’s sights and sounds combined with misconceptions or not understanding what’s happening can send some children into hysterics. In some children, this fear can become crippling, even without any form of physical discomfort.
Another reason you may need sedation dentistry is if your child requires an extensive amount of dental work. Sitting still for long periods while they receive care can be difficult for some children, and it can be less traumatic for the child if they can sleep through it. Sedation creates a stress-free visit for parents and patient alike and often allows all necessary work to be finished in a single sitting.
Patients with particular needs or anxiety can receive safe, pleasant dental care at MP Dentistry with the help of sedation dentistry treatments. Sedation dentistry, often known as relaxation dentistry, uses medication to control pain and anxiety during professional dental care.
Additionally, young kids find it challenging to sit through treatments that last a half-hour or longer, and medication makes the patient more cooperative.
● high level of dentophobia
● complicated dental issues
● Dental traumatic experiences
● phobia of "shots."
Oral sedation helps take the anxious edge off, for a more peaceful treatment. It acts quickly, and because it’s administered orally, we can tailor it to your child’s needs.
Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, is used to ease mild to moderate anxiety in children. Administered through a small mask that fits over your child’s nose, it is an effective way to calm anxiety. Your child will be asked to breathe through his or her nose and not through their mouth. As the gas begins to work, your child will become calm, although he or she will still be awake and able to talk with the dentist. At the end of your child’s appointment, he or she will resume breathing regular oxygen, and all the effects of nitrous oxide will disappear.
Both techniques have speedy signs of action, conscious patients, and reversible results.
Your body is placed into a calm condition through inhalation sedation, which employs oxygen and nitrous oxide (laughing gas). Currently, this is the sedation method most frequently used in dentistry. Anxiety, gag reflex, and improved communication with the patient during the treatment can all be reduced using the safe and efficient nitrous oxide/oxygen inhalation technique. In addition, a sweet, pleasant perfume will be there, and your youngster will feel relaxed and at ease.
As they undergo treatment, patients remain conscious and awake and are able to talk with dentists and staff. The effects are completely reversible, the onset is swift, and the recovery is short. After the procedure, the nitrous is shut off, and oxygen is given for five to ten minutes to flush out any excess gas. The effects disappear nearly instantly. Our dentists will assess your child's eligibility for nitrous oxide or oxygen.
IV Sedation/General Anesthesia
How Is General Anesthesia Applied in The Dental Office?
We have an anesthesiologist, and a sedation specialist, that we hire to provide our office with these services. This service ensures that your child is receiving sedation from a qualified specialist. The treatment begins with oral medication to induce drowsiness, followed by an IV drip to administer the proper amount of drugs to sedate them thoroughly.
The anesthesiologist will remain throughout the procedure to monitor your child’s vital signs while our staff focuses on providing the treatment your child requires.
Using oral sedatives to ease anxiety and enable secure dental treatments is another kind of conscious sedation. Your child will be examined by the pediatric dentist, who will determine whether or not they are an excellent candidate to have sedation dentistry. On the day of the visit, they will then deliver the drug. Your youngster will feel more relaxed with this kind of conscious sedation for the dentist.
Your child will be able to communicate while feeling at ease, answer questions, and perhaps nod asleep while receiving dental care. Our team will keep a careful eye on your child throughout and after each session to guarantee their safety. Some drugs will also have an amnesic impact, making your youngster forget the dental treatments were done, which will assist ease anxiety for subsequent dental visits. Patients with dental anxiety can get several dental treatments safely and painlessly, thanks to sedation dentistry.
Sedation dentistry has several advantages, such as:
● Little memory of the process
● Sedation affects sense of time
● reduced ability to smell or hear
● decreased anxiety or fear during therapy
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How Sleep Dentistry Helps Children
First and foremost, your child will receive the dental care they need without experiencing any form of trauma from the treatment. They’ll simply grow tired, fall asleep, and wake up after the procedure is completed. There are sedation options that are used to essentially prevent the child from remembering the procedure at all. Once they’re sedated, any necessary dental work can be completed, including x-rays, crowns, fillings, cleanings, etc. All of this will be accomplished without your child having a difficult visit to the dentist.
Pain alleviation or analgesia
Amnesia, or the inability to
recall the action
General anesthesia is advised when a kid is very young, terrified, uncooperative, or has particular requirements that prevent them from cooperating for treatment. We want our patients to have a non-traumatic experience while receiving safe, excellent treatment (in that order). General anesthesia is a type of profound sedation in which your child receives dental care while unconscious and without feeling discomfort or being aware of what is happening. It is utilized during major surgery and other surgical operations and is induced by introducing anesthetic medications. During therapy, IV sedation is meant to have
Pain alleviation or analgesia
or the inability to
recall the action
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The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that your child visit the dentist by his or her first birthday and for sure when that first tooth emerges. You can make that visit enjoyable and positive by informing your child of the visit and giving them some idea of what to
expect. Be sure to remind your child that the dentist and their staff will be friendly and explain all procedures and answer any questions. The less to-do about the visit, the better. Please don’t use words around your child that might incite fear. Words such as “needle”, “shot”, “pull”, “drill” or “hurt” should be replaced by words that we use to convey the same message, but are pleasant and non-frightening to the child.
We start by building trust
You are welcome to stay with your child during that first exam. However, during future appointments, we ask that you trust us and allow us to work with your child when you are not present. Our purpose is to gain your child’s confidence and overcome apprehension. This allows
us to build a trusting relationship with your child that will pay dividends in the years to come. For the safety and privacy of all patients, other children who are not being treated should remain in the reception room with a supervising adult.
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