Sedation Services

Stonebrook pediatric dentistry

Sedation Services

As Pediatric Dental specialists, we realize that every child is different, and we want your child to feel as comfortable coming to see us as possible.  One of our favorite things to hear is when a parent tells us how excited their child is to come to the office.  Part of making your child feel comfortable is alleviating any anxiety that they might feel about dental treatment. Our office provides several treatment methods to meet your child’s needs best.

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Different Types of

Sedation Therapy

Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, allows patients to remain fully conscious but feel a deeper sense of calm and relaxation.  Nitrous oxide can also help in patients with severe gag reflexes and the gas itself has mild anti pain properties.  Since the effects of nitrous oxide are very short, children can return to school after their dental treatment.

In-Office Oral Conscious Sedation

Oral Sedation is a form of treatment where patients come to their appointments a little early and are given a small dose of anti anxiety mediation.  When the anti anxiety medication takes affect the patient is still conscious but may feel sleepy. The majority of the effect of the oral sedation medication is over after an hour, but patients may feel tired throughout the day.

In-Office IV Sedation

Most dental procedures in children are completed using local anesthesia or nitrous oxide. However, young, fearful children and children with severe dental anxiety require IV sedation. Depending upon your child’s health history, temperament, age, and dental care needs, Dr. Bhaumik and Dr. John might recommend IV sedation to ensure your child’s dental treatment is completed safely without causing psychological trauma. Safety is always the priority in every aspect of your child’s care. Click here to learn more.


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Dr. Bhaumik and Dr. John will first look at your child’s teeth and gums. While he assesses your child’s oral health, he will tell your child how great his or her teeth look and give his recommendations. At Stonebrook Pediatric Dentistry, we promise to make your child’s cleaning easy and anxiety free.

During the examination, Dr. Bhaumik and Dr. John will discuss his visual and x-ray findings. In the unfortunate event of a cavity, he will discuss your treatment options with you and your child. Together, you can decide which form of treatment will best suit your child’s needs. Whether your child needs a filling, crown, or a sports mouth guard, we will make the treatment process efficient and simple.

Stay up-to-date on your kid’s health by visiting frequently for oral examinations. We recommend exams and cleanings every 6 months. We promise to make your child’s visit with us as entertaining and relaxing as possible. Give us a call today to schedule your little one’s appointment.

Please check out the following PDAA website link for more information on what to expect during the procedure and after the IV sedation dental procedure:

Website link for Pediatric Dental Anesthesia Associates:

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