Safe Dental Sedation for Kids
It’s totally normal for children to be nervous about going to the dentist. Hey, adults sometimes get nervous too! Thankfully, our pediatric dentist Dr. Roya Pilcher is an expert in helping kids overcome their jitters. For many children, our fun atmosphere, as well as our behavioral management and relaxation techniques will be enough to put them at ease.
However, for others, such as those with special health care needs, kids with extreme dental anxiety or very young patients who require extensive dental procedures, sedation could be an option. At Smile Valley Pediatric Dentistry, we work with a licensed dental anesthesiologist in order to offer pediatric sedation dentistry in Washington, DC right here in our office.
Benefits of Sedation Dentistry
For some patients, sedation ensures treatment will be safer and we’ll be able to achieve the desired outcome.
In certain cases, particularly when patients are very young, opting for sedation dentistry can allow us to complete multiple procedures in a single visit.
Sedation helps those with special needs, certain medical conditions and/or severe dental anxiety get the care they need in a way that’s stress-free.
An estimated 250,000 pediatric dental sedations are performed each year.
For many patients, nitrous oxide takes effect within 2 to 3 minutes and wears off almost just as quickly.
Nitrous oxide has been used in a dental setting since the early 1840s!
Happy Patients, Healthy Smiles
At our fun, bright pediatric dental office in Washington, DC, we treat all of our patients like VIPs. Let’s work together to give your child the healthy, beautiful smile they deserve. Schedule a visit at Smile Valley Pediatric Dentistry today!