Keller, Pediatric, Sedation, TX
Here are some sedation options available to accommodate your child:
Nitrous oxide, also know as laughing gas, helps patients relax during their dental visits. It is given through a small breathing mask which is placed over the child's nose. The gas has a sweet scent and it is quickly eliminated from the body at the completion of the treatment. While inhaling nitrous oxide, your child remains fully conscious and keeps all natural reflexes. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recognizes this technique as a safe, effective relaxation technique used when treating children's dental needs.
In-office General Anesthesia
There was a time when anesthesia was only administered in the hospitals, but with today's ultra-compact anesthesia equipment, the anesthesiologist can create a convenient and safe surgery center setting for dental sedation. Your child can avoid the inconvenience and expense of a hospital visit while still experiencing minimal or no awareness of the dental procedures. The anesthesiologist uses the state-of-the-art equipment in a precise, safe manner. By avoiding expensive hospital facility fees, you may save thousands of dollars compared to what you would pay to have the same procedure at a hospital. General anesthesia is a great option to maximize patient's comfort.