Firestone Pediatric Dentistry offers three forms of sedation: nitrous oxide, conscious sedation and outpatient general anesthesia. Each sedation procedure is dependent on the treatment and comfort level of your child. We always take into consideration your concerns as a parent. We do everything to ensure both you and your child are comfortable and safe while our dental professionals provide the best treatment possible.
Nitrous oxide, commonly known as laughing gas or happy air, is a non-addictive substance used to relax patients during dental treatment. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry approves the use of laughing gas on childrenas a safe and effective behavior guidance technique. Laughing gas will not put your child to sleep but will make your child more comfortable and less anxious. After the procedure, your child will breathe 100% oxygen and the laughing gas will quickly be eliminated from the body. There will not be any laughing gas remaining in your child’s body when they leave the dental office.
Conscious Sedation may be recommended for apprehensive or restless children. This may include very young children and children with special needs. It is used to calm your child and to reduce the anxiety or discomfort associated with dental treatments. There are a variety of different medicationsfor conscious sedation and your child will be prescribed the medication best suited for their overall health and dental treatment recommendations. We will be happy to answer any questions you might have concerning the specific drugs we recommend.
If necessary, outpatient general anesthesia may be recommended for apprehensive children with extensive dental decay, very young children, and children with special needs. Drs. Brady and Lane will be happy to discuss the risks and benefits of comprehensive dental treatment using general anesthesia if they feel this is a treatment option for your child.
Through extra years of schooling and certification, a pediatric dentist is uniquely qualified to treat the dental needs of infants, children, adolescents and children with special needs. Our dental specialists have over 27 years of combined experience. Read more about us...
8310 Colorado Blvd, Suite 200
Firestone, CO 80504