If the thought of visiting the dentist has your child playing hide-and-seek, Acorn Dentistry For Kids can help with our menu of sedation dentistry options! We know kids – and we also know how important regular checkups are.
Whether your child has special needs, dental phobia or simply has a hard time sitting in the dental chair and tolerating treatment, we offer several comfortable, safe sedation options to help them relax, and even enjoy, their visit to our office.
Don’t Worry, Be Happy With Conscious Oral Sedation
Adults aren’t the only ones to suffer from anxiety. Children can also feel nervous or stressed, especially when faced with a new experience like going to the dentist.
That’s why we offer conscious oral sedation for kids who need help reducing their anxiety during dental treatment. Conscious sedation medication is a liquid that your child will drink to help them relax. It’s perfect for our young patients who may have trouble swallowing pills! This type of sedation has nearly immediate results, so there’s no need to arrive early for your child’s appointment.
Your child will be awake and responsive during their appointment, just more relaxed and emotionally comfortable. Parents are always encouraged to stay with their children during their conscious sedation appointment. Your child may be slightly groggy for the remainder of the day but will have no problem resuming normal activities the following day.
Take A Deep Breath and Relax
At our Silverton, Keizer, Corvallis, and Hillsboro offices, we also offer laughing gas sedation dentistry to help our young patients feel at ease. This sedation option is administered through a soft nasal mask.
With each breath, your child will feel more relaxed, any muscle tension will visibly ease and they’ll feel a warm, floaty sensation. Parents love how it makes the treatment seem to fly by more quickly too.
Laughing gas not only puts a smile on your child’s face, but it’s also a great option for…
- Easing anxieties during the appointment
- Completing complex or extensive procedures in a single visit, rather than several
- Special needs patients
The effects of inhaled laughing gas sedation are temporary, and diminish soon after the dental treatment is completed.
Your Child is in Good Hands
At Acorn Dentistry For Kids, your child’s wellbeing is our priority. While that begins with a healthy smile, it also includes offering safe sedation dentistry to our patients. Our dentists are trained to skillfully administer general anesthesia and sedation to your child.
Each year, our dental team dedicates many hours to continued training, including the most advanced techniques and requirements to help your child enjoy a comfortable dental visit. At our Silverton, Keizer, Corvallis and Hillsboro offices, all safety guidelines are diligently followed.
How Can We Help?
We want every visit to Acorn Dentistry For Kids to be a positive one for our patients. If your child suffers from dental anxiety or needs special accommodations to enjoy their appointment with us, let us know and we’ll be happy to help! Call today to schedule a same-day appointment.
If your child requires a special needs dentist you can rest assured that they’re in great hands. Our dental team is also trained to provide safe, quality dental care for children with special needs.