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Pediatric Sedation Dentistry in Pflugerville, TX

Having access to quality dental care is essential for children of every age. Our team at Anthony Bain DDS understands that many patients have difficulty with exams, cleanings, and more involved dental work. Whether it’s stress and anxiety or physical and emotional challenges that make dentist visits difficult, our sedation dentistry options are often the solution to help patients relax and receive the oral care they need for a healthy mouth.
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What’s Involved With Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry is a viable option to make patients more comfortable when receiving extensive work and to help those who experience high anxiety feel relaxed when visiting the dentist. Two examples commonly used include nitrous oxide and oral sedation. Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is a colorless, odorless gas inhaled through a mask placed over the mouth and nose. The gas puts the patient in a state of relaxation, and the name laughing gas was given due to the state of optimism the patient reaches. The other option, oral sedation in pill form, puts patients in a much deeper state of relaxation. This method is frequently used with patients receiving a complex dental procedure.
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How Can We Make Your Visit More Pleasant?

We encourage parents to talk to us about how we can make dental care more comfortable for their children. Fear or a special needs condition shouldn’t keep your child from receiving the care they need at the dentist. We’ll work with you and your child to find a healthy and safe solution to make their experience at our practice more pleasant. One thing to remember is that sedation can last for hours after the treatment. Being prepared for a recovery period at home after the appointment is important.

While a local anesthetic like Novocaine is routine for many procedures, such as fillings or extractions, some children might require something more potent to be comfortable. Sedation is a worthwhile possibility to explore to assist with stress, major dental procedures, sensitive teeth, or special needs. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment and ask about sedation dentistry if you’re interested in learning more.

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