Sedation Dentistry – St. Catharines, ON
A Calm Appointment Every Time
Bringing your child to the dentist can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be! Dr. Andrew Adams is a highly trained dental anesthesiologist, which means he’s able to offer a wide array of sedation options designed to help your little one’s nerves disappear. Between this and our friendly team, you’ll be surprised how relaxing a trip to the dentist can be! Give us a call today to learn more about our available sedation options.
Why Choose Coral Kids Dentistry and Braces
for Sedation Dentistry?
- Dental Anesthesiologist on Staff
- Fun, State-of-the-Art Office
- Kind, Warm, & Compassionate Team
Nitrous Oxide Sedation/Conscious Sedation
Nitrous oxide is the lightest type of sedation available – in fact, you may have heard it referred to as “laughing gas” before! This gas is administered through a nasal mask to your son or daughter; within minutes, they should feel much more relaxed and at ease. Better yet, the effects of the gas wear off within minutes of the mask being removed, which means that our patients can often return to their regular activities (school, sports, etc) with only minimal delay.
For children with severe anxiety and/or a complex amount of dental work to complete, our team typically recommends a stronger type of sedation. Additionally, if your loved one has any breathing issues that involve the nose, nitrous oxide might not be the best fit.
Oral Conscious Sedation
Oral conscious sedation helps our patients achieve a much deeper state of rest without being put to sleep entirely. If nitrous oxide isn’t effective enough for their specific needs, this might be the right choice! The process is simple – we will give them a fruity drink that contains medication, and a short time after ingesting it, they’ll be extremely relaxed. In fact, some of our young patients don’t even remember anything about the experience once it’s over, despite being technically awake throughout the treatment.
We often recommend general anesthesia for extremely young patients, treatments involving highly invasive and complex care, and/or children with extreme anxiety. The medication is administered intravenously by a highly trained dental anesthesiologist, and your son or daughter will fall deeply asleep as a result. We help them make the transition very comfortably by starting with nitrous oxide and setting them up with a movie until they nod off.
“Deep” sedation has many valuable benefits. This form of sedation allows our team to complete extensive dental treatment in one convenient visit, and it’s also very convenient for cases of extreme sensitivity. Our little patients don’t have to know about any of it – they’ll just wake up with a happier, healthier smile.