Often times a visit to the dentist can be a terrifying for young children. The whirling sound of the drill or the uncomfortable feeling of pressure on their teeth can drive kids into hysterics. For those children with phobias of visiting the dentist or children that require extensive work, sleep sedation can be a good option.
Younger children who need a lot of dental work benefit most from being put to sleep because the dentist can do all of the treatment at once without leaving the child traumatized from the visit. Some older children with inexplicable fear of the dentist who need wisdom teeth extractions or extensive work can also benefit from being put to sleep.
Our office employs a team of dental surgeons, pediatric dentists, and anesthesiologists skilled in many forms of sedation. We use a dental anesthesiologist to oversee and monitor our patients while a dentist performs the dental procedures.