Sedation Dentistry in Meridian, ID
Dental anxiety is a real thing no matter what your age. For kids, they can feel especially nervous when it comes to their dental visits – even if it is just for their routine cleaning and exam. Our caring team at The Kids Dentist & Orthodontics understands that the dentist can be a scary place for kids, but it doesn’t have to be! We work hard to make every kid feel comfortable by offering relaxation options and pediatric sedation dentistry options.
Not all sedation options are good options for everyone. Because we work with kids and teens, we only offer sedation after an initial exam and consult with the dentist. This ensures that your child feels comfortable with our dental team and lets our providers review their dental health history (and overall history) to make the best sedation choice moving forward.
Types of Pediatric Sedation Dentistry
Laughing gas is a very safe sedation option that ‘takes the edge off’ your child’s anxiety. Administered through a small nose mask, laughing gas keeps your child awake, and aware, but feeling relaxed during their dental procedure. *We are currently not offering laughing gas in our office.
We offer general anesthesia for patients who are especially anxious or for children who may have a hard time staying still and calm during a dental procedure. This sedation option is offered on a case-by-case basis, after an initial exam/consult with our dentist, and the procedure will be scheduled at the surgery center instead of in the office.
Is Sedation Dentistry Safe for Your Child?
Most children do very well with laughing gas and general anesthesia, but because not every child is the same and not everyone responds exactly the same, we require an initial office visit prior to any sedation. This allows parents to ask any questions they may have regarding sedation and our dental team can thoroughly review any health risks that your child may have.