Here at Kissimmee Children’s Dentistry, we do everything in our power to ensure that your child has a positive dental experience. In our office, we promote an atmosphere that is warm and welcoming – fostering a safe space for children to feel comfortable, confident, and at ease; that way, they can truly engage in the experience, explore the setting, and connect with our dedicated providers.
Our Kissimmee, FL, team members are all professionals in the pediatric specialty, possessing the minds and hearts that make them exceptionally capable of working with children. Part of what makes our team so successful is that we take the time to listen and pay attention to our patients and acknowledge their needs and feelings throughout the visit. When children begin feeling nervous, we gently reassure them by listening to their concerns, answering their questions, and keeping them informed throughout the appointment. This approach often leads to children becoming more excited about their dentist visit and their fear subsiding over time.
While the above approaches often succeed in making our patients feel at ease during their visits, there are some cases where extra assistance is needed; that is when dental sedation can help! While it is common for many children to feel apprehensive about visiting the dentist, some children experience intense feelings of fear that hinder their ability to receive the dental care they need. Some children also experience sensory sensitivities or overactive gag reflexes that make the dental visit uncomfortable. Dental sedation helps to make these visits easier and more manageable – ensuring that children get the care they need while actually relaxing through the visit.
To learn more about our sedation options, please read below!
Nitrous oxide is a safe and successful sedative agent that can be used to help your child feel more relaxed during their dental appointment. Inhaling this gas is done through the use of a mask that covers the nose and the effect is immediate, causing the patient to feel calm and relaxed. Many children report feeling light-headed and happy while under the influence of nitrous oxide. Additionally, since nitrous oxide is a gas that can be quickly and easily eliminated from the body, there is little chance of lingering side effects from its usage.
IV Sedation In The Office
IV sedation is a type of sedation that uses medication administered through an IV line to help your child feel more relaxed during dental treatment. IV sedation is a great option for children who may be anxious about their dental visit or who need to have a lot of work done. Additionally, it can be an ideal choice for children who are unable to sit still in the dentist’s chair. Our team at Kissimmee Children’s Dentistry does not offer IV sedation yet, but please check back soon!