Pediatric Sedation Dentistry – Lincoln, NE
A Stress-Free Appointment Every Time
As you can imagine, many children don’t exactly love going to the dentist. In fact, some are downright terrified! Rather than having to white-knuckle through appointments, Dr. Marty and our team can use sedation dentistry to calm even the most fearful child. Thanks to the techniques below and our friendly staff, we can guarantee a comfortable appointment for absolutely everyone who comes to see us, ensuring follow-up visits are even easier. Do you think your child would benefit from dental sedation? If so, contact us today to learn more.
Why Choose Wilderness Station Pediatric Dentistry for Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation Available for
Warm, Friendly & Experienced
Happy to Serve Children
with Special Needs
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Nitrous oxide is an excellent way to help children feel more relaxed during their regular dental appointments or even while they’re receiving restorative care. This gentle type of sedation has been used for over 100 years and is still very effective today. A child simply inhales the gas through a small nasal mask, and they should almost immediately feel warm, calm, and happy in the chair. The mask stays on for the entire visit, and once it comes off, the child should feel completely normal within a few minutes, able to resume their regular routine.
General anesthesia enables a child to literally sleep through their appointment and wake up with no memory of it afterward. To ensure the health and safety of our patients, this is always administered by a licensed anesthesiologist in a hospital setting. We normally recommend this approach for children who:
- Have extreme dental phobia
- Are in need of multiple involved procedures
- Have special needs
- Have behavioral issues that make sitting for an entire appointment difficult
- Have a sensitive gag reflex