Harp Pediatric Dentistry makes a point to take attentive care of every patient and soothe their fears, but sometimes an extra boost is needed to make dental appointments easier. Dr. Dawoud has years of training in the administration of safe pediatric sedation techniques. If your child has a sensitive gag reflex, finds it hard to sit still, or deals with developmental issues that complicate dental treatment, sedation dentistry can be effective in keeping things more comfortable all around.Schedule Online
Some people hear the words “sedation dentistry” and assume patients are always made completely unconscious. This is a myth! Harp Pediatric Dentistry uses conscious sedation. This allows children to remain alert enough to respond to verbal cues from Dr. Dawoud and the team.
Nitrous oxide is the mildest form of sedation. Your child breathes through a mask and may get the giggles. Nitrous oxide wears off within minutes after dental work is done, and to ensure your child has a clear head, they breathe pure oxygen through the mask for a few minutes before you leave.
IV sedation is used when treatment may be too extensive for a child. It is commonly used for long, extensive dental treatments, for children with extreme anxiety or those with more pronounced disabilities or developmental issues that make dental treatment difficult.