Dental hygiene is an important aspect of your kid’s oral and overall health. Fear about going to a pediatric dentist is common in both children and parents which can cause them to neglect getting regular dental checkups, exams and cleanings. This can lead to several problems such as tooth decay, swelling of the gums and overall poor health. Therefore, our Pediatric Dentists in Indianapolis and West Lafayette offer several sedation options to greatly help reduce your child’s fear and anxiety about seeing a pediatric dentist, even for the simplest of procedures. These sedation options also help them with more invasive surgery procedures when necessary. A few factors our pediatric dentists will consider when recommending sedations options include but are not limited to:
- General fear and anxiety level
- Ability to focus (follow direction and sit still)
- Invasive or extensive pediatric dental procedures
- Special needs or any other uniquenesses that challenge pediatric dental care
Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)
General Anesthesia in an Operating Room
Where do we perform our surgeries and / or administer general anesthesia?
Who will be administering my child general anesthesia?
Due to the potentially delicate nature of administering general anesthesia our pediatric dentists utilize highly qualified pediatric anesthesiologists that are specifically trained in administering anesthesia to children. So although our pediatric dentists will be performing the procedure on your kid, they will bring in a separate pediatric anesthesiologist to ensure that everything goes perfectly without any complications or adverse side effects. If you have concerns about this treatment we are more than happy to discuss all aspects of this procedure to ensure that you and your child feel completely comfortable with everything well before the day of your child’s procedure.