Sedation Dentistry

Welcome to Children’s Landing, a pediatric dental practice that offers sedation dentistry services for patients of all ages.  Our goal is to provide a safe and comfortable environment for your child while they receive the dental care they need.

We offer a variety of pediatric sedation options, including nitrous oxide, oral sedation, IV sedation, and general anesthesia.

We understand that some children may feel anxious or scared about going to the dentist. Our goal is to make the experience as positive and stress-free as possible for both you and your child. If you have any questions about our pediatric sedation services, reach out to our West Jordan, UT office. We’re here to help!

Types of Pediatric Dental Sedation

Depending on the needs of your child, different kinds of sedation may be necessary. At Children’s Landing, we offer the following:

General Anesthesia

This type of anesthesia is used for children who require more invasive dental procedures or have a higher anxiety level. General anesthesia is administered by an anesthesiologist and your child will be asleep for the duration of the procedure.

We also recommend general anesthesia for children with special needs who may not be able to cooperate or sit still for extended periods of time. If your child has a pre-existing medical condition, a hospital setting may be recommended to ensure the safety and comfort of your child during dental procedures.

Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide, also known as “laughing gas,” is a safe and effective sedative agent that can help your child relax during dental treatment.  Nitrous oxide is inhaled through a small mask that is placed over the nose.  It takes effect quickly and wears off just as quickly once the mask is removed.

Nitrous oxide is a good option for children who are mildly anxious about dental procedures.  It can also be used in combination with other sedatives for more complex procedures.

Oral Sedation

Oral sedation uses medication that is taken by mouth to help your child relax during dental treatment.  The amount of medication given depends on the procedure being performed and your child’s level of anxiety.

It’s a safe and effective way to help your child relax and can be used for both simple and more complex procedures.  Oral sedation typically takes effect within 30 minutes and wears off a few hours after the procedure is complete.

IV Sedation

IV sedation is a type of conscious sedation that uses medication administered through an IV to help your child relax during dental treatment.  IV sedation is administered in-office by a certified pediatric anesthesiologist and takes effect very quickly.

This type of sedation is often used for children with higher anxiety levels or undergoing more complex procedures.  With IV sedation, your child will remain awake but will be in a deeply relaxed state and may not remember the procedure.

What to Expect with Pediatric Sedation Dentistry

When you arrive for your child’s appointment, our team will review the sedation process and answer any questions you may have.  We’ll also review your child’s medical history to determine if they’re a good candidate for sedation dentistry.

Once we’ve determined that sedation is the best option for your child, we’ll go over the details of the procedure and what you can expect.  We’ll also provide instructions on how to care for your child after the procedure is complete.

Here are a few reasons why you may want to consider sedation dentistry for your child:

  • To make the dental experience more positive and less stressful for you and your child.
  • To help your child feel more relaxed during dental procedures.
  • To allow us to complete more complex procedures in one visit.
  • To help children with special needs or medical conditions who may not be able to cooperate or sit still for extended periods of time.

Your Child’s Comfort is Our Top Priority

At Children’s Landing, we understand that the dental office can be scary for kids.  That’s why we offer sedation dentistry to help create a more positive and comfortable experience for both you and your child.  If you have any questions about pediatric sedation dentistry or would like to schedule an appointment, please call our West Jordan, UT office.  We look forward to meeting you!

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