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Evergreen Pediatric & Airway Dentistry

Pediatric Sedation Dentistry

Experience gentle dental care for your child at Evergreen Pediatric & Airway Dentistry. Our pediatric sedation dentistry services ensure a calm, soothing experience, making every visit stress-free and comfortable.

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Going to the dentist can be scary for kids. That’s why pediatric sedation dentistry is so important. It helps make dental visits less scary and more comfortable for kids. Dr. Susan focuses on gentle care, using different types of sedation to suit each child’s needs. This helps them stay calm and pain-free during dental procedures.

Dr. Susan creates a comfortable environment where children can receive the dental care they need without fear or anxiety. Parents can trust Dr. Susan to provide personalized care that prioritizes their child’s comfort and well-being throughout the entire dental experience.

Understanding Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry helps kids who fear dental visits. It uses medication to help them relax during procedures. This can transform the dental experience for children who fear pain and discomfort. Here’s a quick overview:

  • Purpose: Stress-free, painless dental visits for anxious kids.
  • How It Works: Varies from mild sedation to deep sedation.
  • Safety: We tailor to each child’s needs and closely monitored.

This approach not only comforts the child during the visit but also promotes regular dental care, essential for long-term oral health.

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Types of Sedation

Dr. Susan provides three effective sedation options for children:

  • Laughing Gas: This method soothes quickly and its effects dissipate rapidly, minimizing post-visit grogginess.
  • General Anesthesia: Ideal for intense anxiety or extensive treatments; it guarantees a completely painless procedure.
  • The Wand® Anesthetic: Delivers numbing medication without the use of traditional needles, avoiding the extended numb sensation children typically find uncomfortable.

These techniques are designed to make dental appointments stress-free and comfortable, accommodating different preferences and requirements.

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Easing Kids’ Dental Fears

We know dental visits can be tough for kids, often due to frightening tales or TV shows. This anxiety can make even sitting in the dental chair difficult.

Our team eases this fear with tailored sedation options, particularly for children with special needs. We’ll address your concerns, assess if sedation is suitable, and help choose the best method. Here’s our process:

Take advantage of our free consultation and stop dreading sleepless nights. Help your kids live with a beautiful smile, without fearing the dentist.

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Evergreen Pediatric & Airway Dentistry

Our dental office is conveniently located on Totem Lake Blvd in Kirkland. Get directions to our office or book an appointment today!

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Phone:

425-814-3196

Address:

12910 Totem Lake Blvd NE #103,
Kirkland, WA 98034

Email:

[email protected]

Practice Hours

Monday: 7:30am-4:00pm
Tuesday: 7:30am-4:00pm
Wednesday: 7:30am-4:00pm
Thursday: 7:30am-4:00pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Common Questions About Sedation Dentistry

What is pediatric sedation dentistry?

Pediatric sedation dentistry uses safe and controlled sedation techniques to help children undergo dental procedures comfortably and without fear.

How does Laughing Gas work for children?

Laughing Gas, or nitrous oxide, is a mild sedative that helps soothe children quickly. It’s inhaled through a mask, and its effects wear off soon after the mask is removed, minimizing grogginess after the visit.

When is General Anesthesia recommended in pediatric dentistry?

General Anesthesia is used for children with intense anxiety or when a procedure is too long or complex to be comfortably handled under lighter sedation. It ensures the child is completely asleep and pain-free throughout the procedure.

What is The Wand® Anesthetic, and how does it differ from traditional injections?

The Wand® Anesthetic is a computer-assisted system that delivers local anesthesia in a way that is less intimidating and painful than traditional syringes. It’s ideal for children who fear needles, as it avoids the prolonged numbness that needles can cause.

Is sedation safe for my child?

Yes, sedation is safe when administered by experienced dental professionals. We follow strict guidelines and tailor the sedation type and dosage specifically to each child’s health, weight, and dental anxiety level.

Can my child eat or drink before sedation?

The guidelines for eating and drinking before sedation vary depending on the type of sedation used. Generally, patients are advised not to eat or drink for several hours before sedation, especially with General Anesthesia.

What are the side effects of pediatric dental sedation?

Side effects depend on the sedation type but may include drowsiness, dizziness, or nausea. Laughing Gas typically has the least side effects, often limited to minor confusion or giggling during the procedure.

How can I prepare my child for sedation?

Explain the process in a calm and reassuring manner suitable for the child’s age. Avoid using scary words like “pain” or “needle.” Bring along a favorite toy or blanket for comfort and follow all pre-sedation instructions provided by your dentist.