Many kids experience anxiety about visiting the dentist’s office. This is a commonly known condition. However, dental anxiety is not reason enough to avoid necessary and important visits to the dentist. For that reason, Roxbury Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry offers Pediatric Sedation Dentistry in Morris County, NJ. There are various conscious and unconscious forms of sedation to consider and our Pediatric Dentist, Dr. Suffiyah Webb, will take the time inform you and your kid of the pros and cons of each method so you can make an informed and confident decision.
One of the most popular forms of Pediatric Sedation Dentistry is through the use of Nitrous Oxide, more commonly known as “laughing gas.” This safe gas is inhaled through a small breathing mask and has instantaneous relaxing results. Your child will be away, but may experience happy feelings while under the effect of the gas. Once the nitrous mask is removed, your child will return to normal within minutes and can continue with their day. Dr. Webb recommends that children who are about to undergo oral sedation not eat for at least two hours before their treatment.
Another form of oral sedation includes calming medications given to your child before treatment beings. This will relax your child during the visit and leave them with little memory of it afterwards. For this form of pediatric sedation, it’s important for your child to stay home under your care or a trusted guardian for the entire day.
In cases where conscious oral sedation does not do the job, Roxbury Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry offers Hospital IV Sedation, which is actually done at the hospital under Dr. Webb’s caring and attentive supervision. Visit our Hospital IV Sedation page to learn more.
If you have any questions or concerns about pediatric sedation dentistry in Morris County, NJ, Roxbury Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry will be happy to answer them. We’ve been installing space maintainers for a long time and you can trust us to do our utmost to ensure that your children have happy and healthy smiles for years to come.
Roxbury Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry – Your trusted source for pediatric sedation dentistry in Morris County, NJ.