At Cibolo Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, we are committed to making sure your child receives the high quality dental care they need in a comfortable, calm and gentle environment with the optional use of our sedation dentistry services.
Quality dental care should not hurt, which is why we provide treatment that our patients and their parents can trust. You can relax during your visit as our doctors always use the latest sedation dentistry treatment techniques to ensure your peace of mind.
Sedation dentistry can help many young children who suffer from high anxiety or are too young for invasive treatments. At Cibolo Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, we provide safe and effective drugs that can help relax your child during their dental treatment.
We offer in-office sedation, including oral sedation and laughing gas. If your child has special needs or a more complicated dental treatment case, we can also provide treatment using general IV medication in a hospital setting.
Our goal is the same for each child in our care - to ensure a positive dental experience in a safe environment!
If your child suffers from dental anxiety, our pediatric dentists may recommend oral sedation. This type of sedation tones down activity in the parts of your child's brain that cause them to feel anxious or afraid.
Unfortunately, dental anxiety can keep many patients from visiting the dentist for checkups and much-needed dental work.
If dental appointments make your child anxious, our pediatric dental team can administer laughing gas to help your child feel more at ease during their visit.
At Cibolo Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, laughing gas is administered using a mask, allowing your child to relax and feel more at ease within minutes. If your child is feeling anxious about an upcoming visit, ask about laughing gas. Most of our patients are good candidates for this treatment.
Don't let dental anxiety keep your child from receiving the dental care they need. Call Cibolo Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics to schedule your child's pediatric sedation dentistry appointment at our pediatric dental office today!
Does your child look forward to their dentist appointment? We take pride in our gentle pediatric dentistry treatments and the rapport we build with our patients in Cibolo, TX.
Is dental sedation safe?
Dental sedation is a safe and effective additional service that can be added to dental treatments to help the patient remain calm during their visit. Before sedation is recommended for your child, we will review their current health status, any medications they’re taking, and their medical history to determine if sedation is the best option for them. We never administer sedation without parent permission, and we will be happy to address any questions or concerns you may have before your child’s visit.
Can kids return to school after receiving sedation?
Whether or not your child will be able to return to school or their normal routines right after their visit will depend on the treatment and the type of sedation that they received. Patients who undergo minor procedures or utilize nitrous oxide are typically given the O.K. to return to school post-treatment. Since oral conscious sedation, IV sedation, and general anesthesia take longer to wear off, it’s highly recommended that patients are taken straight home and allowed to rest for the remainder of the day.
Does dental sedation come with side effects?
Dental sedation can come with some mild effects. Common side effects include headache, nausea, dry mouth, and dizziness, but they should dissipate within 24 hours of the patient’s treatment. If your child experiences side effects that last more than a day or they develop a fever at any point, please let our team know. In general, most kids are just worn out after their visits, and the best thing to do is to let them take it easy and rest as much as possible.