Sedation Dentistry in Northern Kentucky
We want all children to have a positive dental experience – this way they will understand the importance of visiting the dentist and taking care of their teeth. We focus on oral health education to best help your child develop a lifetime of healthy smile habits.
Although we strive to be a preventative-based practice, we understand that there are times when other dental treatment may be needed—sometimes extensive dental work. In these cases, sedation may be recommended.
Every child is unique, and sedation recommendations will differ based on the child’s dental needs, age, medical history, or behavior.
Benefits of Sedation Dentistry
Sedation dentistry is beloved by our many dentistry patients for a variety of reasons:
- One major benefit of sedation dentistry is that, in most cases, children requiring several dental treatments can have all of their needed treatment completed in one visit.
- Reduces the anxiety a child feels about coming to the dentist or undergoing treatment.
- Helps to facilitate a positive behavior pattern of routine dental visits for young children.
Laughing gas is a common and effective dental sedation option that allows your child to stay awake but also relax during their visit. Laughing gas helps relieve children of their dental anxieties and fear of the dentist while allowing our specialists to tend to their dental needs. Laughing gas is completely safe for children and the effects wear off very quickly.
On certain occasions, mild sedation methods may not be enough. The good news is, there is another option: Dental treatment can be provided while your child is given a general anesthetic by a physician (anesthesiologist). General anesthesia is often appropriate for children who are extremely apprehensive, or if the child requires extensive dental work.
Treatment is either performed in a hospital operating room or in our practice with an anesthesia team on site. Your child is completely asleep for this procedure.
Schedule a Sedation Dentistry Appointment in Northern Kentucky
As pediatric dentists, our doctors have additional training and are licensed and qualified to treat your child while sedated.
Please do not hesitate to ask us about the various options for sedation and how it may apply to your child’s individual situation. We want to help you and your child have the best experience possible.
For questions about sedation dentistry for children or to schedule an appointment, simply call, text, or contact us using the form on this page. We have office locations serving Crestview Hills, Burlington, and Cold Spring, KY.