Sedation Helps Little Ones Relax at KidZaam Dentistry
Today, there are too many adults to count who are scared of dentists because of a bad experience they had as a child. At KidZaam Dentistry, our top priority when it comes to our young patients is giving them an exciting and entertaining journey towards lifelong oral health that leaves them smiling! If your child still isn’t feeling comfortable during their appointment despite our best efforts to help them have fun, sedation dentistry is available to create a calmer, more relaxed atmosphere. These techniques are also helpful for special needs patients, who are always welcome!
Please don’t hesitate to contact us today to learn more, or if you’re ready to schedule a first appointment with our team. We want every child to feel right at home alongside the KidZaam Kommandos! Three convenient locations in Prescott, Cottonwood, and Prescott Valley, AZ are available.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Nitrous oxide has another, much more familiar name – “laughing gas!” While it might not make your child laugh, it should help them feel relaxed and even sleepy. They’ll breathe in the gas through a mask that fits over their nose, and the effects both start and end within minutes. That means your little one can get right back to having fun in our waiting room and enjoying the rest of the day ahead with minimal downtime.
Oral Conscious Sedation
Is your child old enough to be able to swallow a pill successfully? Then oral conscious sedation might be the right choice for them! After they’ve taken their medication, children are likely to become deeply relaxed and drowsy – they may even fall asleep. However, they should not become fully unconscious. Please make sure that they’ve used the bathroom before arriving at KidZaam Dentistry, and that they haven’t eaten anything immediately prior to their appointment. Following their visit, it’s important that you keep a close eye on them until they’ve fully recovered from the sedation.
Hospital Administered IV Sedation
We typically only recommend this option for patients with special needs, extremely apprehensive children, or very young children. The sedation medication will be administered in a hospital setting and through an IV, which allows the dosage to be adjusted if needed to create the most comfortable experience possible. Your child will become extremely drowsy and should fall asleep. Please follow all the instructions listed above for oral conscious sedation when preparing for their appointment!