Pediatric Sedation Dentistry in San Jose

We offer pediatric sedation dentistry, a safe and effective way to help children relax during dental procedures in Silicon Valley.

How it Works

What is Pediatric Sedation Dentistry?

At Pediatric Dentistry of San Jose, we understand that dental visits can be challenging for some children. That’s why we offer pediatric sedation dentistry, which involves the use of medication to help children relax and remain still during dental procedures. The level of sedation can vary from minimal sedation (relaxed and awake) to deep sedation (almost unconscious), depending on the child's needs and the complexity of the procedure.
Our experienced pediatric dentists will carefully evaluate your child's medical history and dental needs to determine the most appropriate type of sedation for their individual case. Your child's safety and comfort are our top priorities at Pediatric Dentistry of San Jose.

Types of Sedation Procedures

Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas): Nitrous oxide is a safe and effective sedative agent that is mixed with oxygen and inhaled through a mask placed over the child's nose. It is mild and helps children relax during dental procedures. The effects wear off quickly once the mask is removed.
Oral Sedation: Oral sedation involves the administration of a prescribed medication by mouth before the dental procedure. This medication helps children relax and may make them feel drowsy. It is important to follow the dentist's instructions regarding fasting before the procedure.
Intravenous (IV) Sedation: IV sedation involves the administration of sedative medication through a vein, allowing the dentist to adjust the level of sedation as needed. This type of sedation is typically used for more complex procedures or for children with severe anxiety.
General Anesthesia: General anesthesia is a deep state of sedation where the child is unconscious and unaware of the procedure. It is usually reserved for very young children, those with special needs, or for extensive dental procedures.

Why Would a Child Need Sedation at The Dentist?

There are several reasons why a child may benefit from sedation during dental treatment:

Fear or anxiety about dental visits
Difficulty sitting still for long periods
Sensory sensitivities or special needs
Complex dental procedures that require extended time

The Benefits of Pediatric Sedation Dentistry

Our pediatric sedation dentistry offers numerous benefits for both children and parents, including:

Reduced anxiety and fear
Increased cooperation during treatment
Quicker and more efficient dental procedures
Improved overall dental experience
Safe and effective sedation options
Based in San Jose

Where to Find Pediatric Sedation Dentistry in Silicon Valley

Dr. Michelle and the expert team at Pediatric Dentistry of San Jose are proud to offer pediatric sedation dentistry services in the heart of Silicon Valley. Our experienced team is dedicated to providing gentle and compassionate care to children, ensuring a positive dental experience for the whole family.
If you think your child may benefit from sedation dentistry, contact Pediatric Dentistry of San Jose today to schedule a consultation.
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