Our sedation options help your child feel comfortable at our office and relax, allowing us to successfully perform the dental services they need to have a strong, healthy smile.
A significant number of the American population does not visit the dentist due to dental anxiety or phobia, but with sedation dentistry in Victoria, Texas, that can change. Our dentist specializes in ensuring your family’s comfort in our office. If your child has a difficult time when visiting our pediatric dentist, we invite you to learn more about sedation dentistry. Our team at Victoria Kids Dentistry can answer your questions or help with any concern you may have. Please contact our office for more information. We hope to hear from you soon.
Sedation dentistry is an excellent choice for patients who feel anxious or nervous about their dental treatment. Sedation dentistry involves using a sedative medication to help you feel more relaxed and calm during your dental visit. There are several types of sedation dentistry available based on your individual needs and preferences:
- Nitrous oxide, (laughing gas), which is a sedative gas that is mixed with oxygen. You simply inhale the gas during your treatment to help you feel more relaxed. Nitrous oxide is a mild form of sedation that wears off within just a few minutes after we stop the flow of gas.
- Oral sedation, which involves taking an oral medication before your treatment. By the time of your appointment, you will feel calm and at ease.
- IV sedation, which involves administering the medication intravenously (through the veins). This type of sedation enables our pediatric dentist to provide the sedation more quickly, and we can also easily control the level of sedation to ensure that you stay comfortable. IV sedation is a form of conscious sedation, meaning that it will not make you unconscious, but you may feel so relaxed that you fall asleep during your treatment. You may also not remember all of the details of your visit.
Sedation dentistry will help you feel more comfortable and secure during treatment. Our dental team will ensure that your experience is safe. Each member of our team is highly skilled and trained and will carefully monitor your status during the duration of the appointment. If you have chosen oral or IV sedation, please be sure to have a friend or family member available to drive you to and from your appointment.
If you have had negative experiences at the dentist in the past, suffer from any form of dental anxiety, or if you are simply nervous, then sedation dentistry may be the choice for you. Sedation dentistry also helps with patients who have an extremely sensitive gag reflex or struggle to get numb.
For more information on sedation dentistry and how it can make your dental experience more pleasant, we welcome you to contact us today.