Sedating child dental work
We will be happy to answer any questions you may have concerning the specific medication we plan to give to your child.
If your child is unable to tolerate conscious sedation, or has extensive dental treatment needs, Dr. A Pediatric Anesthesiologist is present to administer general anesthesia and monitor your child in our office.
There are different medications which can be used, and Dr.
Rabitz will choose the medication best suited for your child considering their health history and dental needs.
Nitrous oxide/oxygen is a blend of two gases, oxygen and nitrous oxide.
Sedation Outpatient General Anesthesia Some children are given nitrous oxide/oxygen, or what you may know as laughing gas, to relax them for their dental treatment.
Nitrous oxide/oxygen is given through a small breathing mask which is placed over the child’s nose, allowing them to relax, but without putting them to sleep.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, recognizes this technique as a very safe, effective technique to use for treating children’s dental needs.
Your child may be quite drowsy, and may even fall asleep, but they will not become unconscious.
A liquid (oral) sedative will be given to your child to drink and your child will become drowsy.
Your child will remain conscious through the procedure.
These highly-trained physicians provide anesthesia to infants and children everyday at Children’s Hospital Oakland and the offices of twenty pediatric dentists.
All have subspecialty (fellowship) training in pediatric anesthesia and are board-certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology.We will be happy to answer any questions you might have concerning the specific drugs we plan to give to your child. The dentist performs the dental treatment in our office with the child anesthetized under I. sedation, which is administered and monitored by an anesthesiologist. General anesthesia renders your child completely asleep.