At Children's and Adolescent Dentistry of Franklin, we understand that visiting the dentist can make some children nervous or frightened. Our team strives to maintain a happy, relaxing atmosphere in our office and treat every child with care so that they can feel at ease. However, a relaxing environment and friendly team may not be enough for some children. If your child needs a bit more help to be relaxed, Dr. Brian Wah may recommend in-office sedation. This will allow our pediatric dentist to complete his dental treatment while your child remains calm and happy. If you have questions about whether or not your child requires sedation dentistry in Franklin, Tennessee, we invite you to call us at 615-905-8920 and schedule an appointment to discuss your concerns with our caring team.
Sedation dentistry is a wonderful choice for children who feel anxious or nervous about their dental treatment. Sedation dentistry involves using a sedative medication to help your child feel more relaxed and calm during their dental visit. At our practice, we offer three different kinds of sedation that your child can receive based on their individual needs and your preferences:
- Nitrous oxide (laughing gas), which is a sedative gas mixed with oxygen.
- General anesthesia, which puts you to sleep as long as the anesthesia is administered.
- Oral Sedation
Sedation dentistry will help your child feel more comfortable during their treatment. Our experienced dentist and dental team will ensure that your entire treatment is safe. Each member of our team is highly trained, and we will carefully monitor your child during their visit. Before sedation is administered, our dentist will discuss the process, benefits, and any other necessary information with the child’s parent or legal guardian to ease any concerns and receive consent.
If your child suffers from dental anxiety, if they have had negative experiences at the dentist in the past, or if they simply feel nervous about a treatment, sedation dentistry can help you feel more at ease. Sedation dentistry is also a good choice for patients who have difficulty getting numb or who have an extremely sensitive gag reflex. In cases such as these, our dentist may recommend sedation dentistry to help him complete specific treatments.
For more information on sedation dentistry and how it can make your child’s dental experience more pleasant, we welcome you to contact us today.