Sedation Dentistry

Provided By Pediatric Dental Specialists in Edmonton

Sedation dentistry is a specialized approach that aims to help children who experience anxiety or fear during dental procedures. It involves the use of sedative techniques to help patients relax and remain calm throughout their dental treatment. In our dental practice, we offer different levels of sedation, including nitrous oxide (commonly known as laughing gas) and general anaesthesia when necessary.

Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)

Nitrous oxide is a safe and widely used sedation method for children. It is a colourless and odourless gas that is administered through a small mask placed over the child’s nose. The nitrous oxide is mixed with oxygen and inhaled by the child during the dental procedure. Nitrous oxide has a calming and relaxing effect, helping to reduce anxiety and discomfort. It is a mild form of sedation that allows the child to remain conscious and responsive, and it wears off quickly after the procedure. Nitrous oxide is particularly beneficial for children with mild to moderate dental anxiety, as it helps create a more comfortable and positive dental experience.

General Anaesthesia

In some cases, extensive dental treatments or specific patient needs may require the use of general anaesthesia. General anaesthesia involves the administration of medication that induces a controlled state of unconsciousness. This level of sedation is typically provided by an experienced anaesthesiologist in a hospital setting. General anaesthesia ensures that the child is completely asleep and unaware during the dental procedure, eliminating any pain or discomfort. It is particularly beneficial for children with severe dental anxiety, complex dental needs, young age, or special needs that may make it challenging for them to tolerate dental treatment in a conscious state. Under general anaesthesia, dental procedures can be performed safely and efficiently, allowing for comprehensive treatment while ensuring the child’s comfort and well-being.

The decision to use sedation dentistry, including nitrous oxide or general anaesthesia, is made on a case-by-case basis. Our dental team will carefully evaluate your child’s medical history, dental needs, and level of anxiety to determine the most appropriate sedation option. Safety is our top priority, and we follow strict protocols and guidelines to ensure the well-being and comfort of our patients during sedation.

By offering sedation dentistry, we aim to create a positive and stress-free dental experience for children who may feel anxious or fearful about dental procedures. Sedation techniques can help alleviate anxiety, enhance comfort, and promote cooperation, enabling our dental team to provide the necessary treatments effectively. Our goal is to ensure that children receive the dental care they need while minimizing stress and ensuring their overall well-being.

How Treatment Under General Anaesthesia Works

Treatment under general anaesthesia may be indicated for your child depending on your child’s dental needs, age or level of anxiety. All dental treatment requiring general anaesthesia will be administered by a fully licensed, board-certified medical anaesthesiologist at a surgical centre and treatment will be completed by one of our pediatric dentists.

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Choosing our pediatric dental clinic means choosing a dental home where your child’s oral health is prioritized, and their smiles are nurtured with care. Schedule an appointment with us today and experience the difference we can make in your child’s dental health!

Our Pediatric Dental Specialists

Our pediatric dental specialists are passionate about creating a positive and comfortable environment for your child’s dental visits. With their expertise and gentle approach, we aim to make each visit an enjoyable experience, setting the foundation for a lifetime of healthy smiles.

Dr. Zahra Kurji

Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Andrew Wong

Pediatric Dentist

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