Even adults can get anxious to see the dentist, so it's no surprise many children are hesitant to stop by the office and sit through an appointment due to dental anxiety. Additionally, the child needs to lie still during certain procedures, which is all but impossible when the child is very young or anxious.
Luckily, there are several types of sedation options available to make sure the child can get through these procedures without pain, discomfort, or otherwise bad experiences that will make them even more afraid of the Mission Viejo pediatric dentist.
Once the dentist takes a look at your child’s tooth and sets the treatment, they will discuss with you at length about the sedation options. This is chosen based on the child’s health, as well as the specific procedures.
Our dentists will provide you with all the information about the sedation, so you’ll be completely aware of what the process will entail. Additionally, our team is specifically trained to provide sedation to children.
The child inhales some nitrous oxide with oxygen, which will relax them and make them a bit giggly. This is why the gas is commonly called ‘laughing gas’. It’s a minor form of sedation appropriate for some more lighthearted treatments. Contact your pediatric dentist in Mission Viejo for more information.
We do all of our general anesthesia procedures at a fully accredited surgery center - Mobisurg - and we use pediatric trained medical anesthesiologist for all procedures.
Understanding how sedation affects your child
No sedation is completely risk-free. However, your child will be closely monitored during the procedure, and our team at South OC Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics are well trained in administering sedation to children.
Some procedures are simply not possible to be completed without mild sedation. We understand the concern of the parents. The type of sedation chosen will be influenced by both the procedure itself and the child's medical record, which will greatly reduce any risks.
Because there is always a risk, no matter how small, we at South OC Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics are extremely careful regarding the safety of your child. We have special meditation and tools in place that will allow us to quickly intervene if needed.
Such a nice place, the office is spacious and welcoming, my kid felt relaxed here. Doctors are knowledgeable, friendly, and attentive to details, they made us feel comfortable and cared for.
My kids really look forward to their dental visits with Dr. John and his wonderful team. There isn’t one thing I would change about the people or the environment at this dental office.