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Alternative treatment Options
There are many factors that are considered when suggesting alternative treatment options such as medical history, age, treatment and behavior. Children who may benefit from sedation dentistry may have:
• A fear or anxiety of being at the dentist
• A short attention span
• Extensive dental work
• Unique conditions that may challenge dental care
We realize the dentist can seem scary. Dr. John, Dr. Zach and the team are experienced working with children diagnosed with neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism and other physical disabilities.
Nitrous Oxide (commonly known as Laughing Gas):
Moderate Conscious Sedation:
This level of sedation can help increase cooperation and reduce anxiety associated with dental treatment. Various medications can be used to sedate a child. Medications will be selected based upon a child’s overall health, level of anxiety and dental treatment recommendations.
OR (also referred to as out-patient hospital operating room under general anesthesia):
This approach is ideal for children with extreme dental fear, uncooperative tendencies and physical/mental special needs. This method, which is done in a hospital setting, puts a child into a state of controlled unconsciousness where they will be completely unaware of treatment and have no memory of it afterward. This team approach allows us to work with the best in the field of anesthesia to safely provide care for our most sensitive patients.