ADDITIONAL PEDIATRIC DENTAL TREATMENTS
Dentistry with Nitrous Oxide
Nitrous oxide/oxygen (N2O-O2) is a blend of two gases, oxygen and nitrous oxide. A mask is placed over the nose and, as the patient breathes normally, uptake occurs through the lungs. At the end of
treatment, it is eliminated after a short period of breathing oxygen and has no lingering effects. It is
considered the safest sedative in dentistry. It has a rapid onset, is reversible, can be adjusted in various concentrations and is non-allergenic. Your child remains fully conscious and is capable of responding to a question or request. Nitrous oxide/oxygen may also be used in combination with other sedative agents.
Dentistry under Oral Conscious Sedation
Oral conscious sedation may be recommended for children who are extremely apprehensive, very
young, or those requiring extensive dental treatment. Sedation can also be helpful for some patients
who have special needs. Sedation can be used safely and effectively when administered by
a pediatric dentist who follows the sedation guidelines of the American Academy of pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Hom and her experienced pediatric team will discuss sedation options and patient monitoring for the safety and comfort of your child.
Dental Care for Children with Special Medical Needs
Treatment is customized for our patients with special medical needs. Extra time is spent explaining our procedures in child-friendly terms and allowing the patient to be comfortable in our dental setting. Nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation are also available for any of our patients who require more than our pediatric behavioral management techniques. A consult with your medical specialist is recommended before any invasive dental procedures are performed.
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