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Sedation Dentistry

Sedation

We will always choose the most conservative treatment options available to your child, and we seek to use non-invasive procedures whenever possible. However, there are times when your child may need to be sedated to care for them properly. Ultimately, their safety and comfort are our utmost concern.

Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Laughing gas is the common term for Nitrous Oxide, a safe and mild method used during dental procedures. Your child will be awake and responsive throughout the procedure, in a more relaxed state.

Because this type of dentistry is short-lived with a gentle effect, it is often used for children. Nitrous oxide puts patients at ease to remain relaxed during dental procedures allowing the anxious child a more pleasant dental experience! We customize each case individually and will discuss sedation only if necessary.

Boy undergoing sedation dentistry - Lake Ridge Pediatric Dentistry

General Anesthesia

In some cases, it may not be possible to perform dental treatment on a child safely while they are conscious, and nitrous oxide sedation may not be effective. In such situations, the dentist may recommend general anesthesia. This is especially true for very young children who require extensive dental work or children with high dental anxiety or special healthcare needs that may cause them harm during dental procedures.

At Lake Ridge Pediatric Dentistry, we understand the importance of safety and comfort for your child. Dr. Brandon has hospital privileges at Munster Community hospital where our practice works closely with the anesthesiology team.  Depending on the patient’s needs, options for in-office general anesthesia with our board certified dental anesthesiologist make treatment very convenient and efficient. 

We take the time to understand your child’s unique needs, evaluate their health history, and discuss the different options available to you. We will also provide you with a comprehensive overview of what to expect during the procedure. You can trust that your child is in good hands with Dr. Brandon and his team.