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Pediatric Sedation Dentistry in Reno

Dentist Checking Childs teeth

For many children, going to the dentist can be difficult. Some children are afraid of the dentist, and others just can’t seem to sit still in the dentist’s chair. Here at ToothFairy Dentistry in Reno, pediatric sedation is an option to keep children relaxed and comfortable, or put them to sleep during their treatment. Sedation dentistry for children uses gentle sedatives that are completely safe.

Types of sedation

There are several types of sedation that can be used during pediatric sedation dentistry in Reno, and they vary in intensity. The four types of sedation are nitrous oxide, oral sedation, IV sedation, and general anesthesia. Our dentists and dental anesthesiologists will recommend a sedation type based on your child’s dental treatment and individual needs.

Nitrous Oxide

The most commonly used sedative. Your child will stay awake, but will be totally relaxed.

Oral Sedation

Medication that will put your child in a sleep-like state.

IV Sedation

A constant sedative will be administered and monitored for complete relaxation.

General Anesthesia

Your child will be put to sleep and be entirely unconscious.

If you think that your child could benefit from pediatric sedation dentistry here in Reno, our staff will be happy to discuss options with you. Contact us at one of our convenient locations to make a sedation dentistry appointment for your child.

Is Sedation Dentistry Right for My Child?

Children’s sleep dentistry in Reno is a great choice for children with dental anxiety or for children with special needs such as Autism Spectrum Disorders, Cerebral Palsy, or Down Syndrome.  It can also be effective for very young children or children who just can’t sit still during a procedure. Your child’s dentist may also recommend sedation dentistry if your child has to undergo any extensive procedures. Sedation dentistry for children is safe and effective, and our experienced staff will monitor your child every step of the way to ensure that they get the best possible care.

FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

Which children benefit from sedation dentistry?

Any child that is nervous or anxious about going to the dentist or struggles to sit still for long periods can benefit from gentle sedation. At Tooth Fairy Pediatric Dentistry, our offices are welcoming and safe places, and gentle sedation helps us ensure this for every child.

Is sedation safe?

Sedation dentistry is 100% safe. We only use sedation that has been thoroughly studied, tested, approved to the highest standards of care. Nitrous oxide especially is very common and quite safe.

What should I expect if sedation is used?

That will depend on the type of sedation, but in general, some grogginess, slight disorientation, sleepiness, or dizziness sometimes happens after sedation. These effects should only last a short time.

Is sedation dentistry used for every procedure?

No. We consider sedation on a case-by-case basis. Every child may not need sedation for every procedure.

Schedule Your Child’s Appointment

Plan a checkup for your child and ask about pediatric sedation dentistry here in Reno to help your child feel calm and comfortable in the dentist’s chair.

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5059 S McCarran Blvd, Reno, NV 89502 775-909-4356

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Hours

Clinic days may vary. Please contact the office to schedule an appointment. Typical hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Dentist Checking Childs teeth

For many children, going to the dentist can be difficult. Some children are afraid of the dentist, and others just can’t seem to sit still in the dentist’s chair. Here at ToothFairy Dentistry in Reno, pediatric sedation is an option to keep children relaxed and comfortable, or put them to sleep during their treatment. Sedation dentistry for children uses gentle sedatives that are completely safe.

Types of sedation

There are several types of sedation that can be used during pediatric sedation dentistry in Reno, and they vary in intensity. The four types of sedation are nitrous oxide, oral sedation, IV sedation, and general anesthesia. Our dentists and dental anesthesiologists will recommend a sedation type based on your child’s dental treatment and individual needs.

Nitrous Oxide

The most commonly used sedative. Your child will stay awake, but will be totally relaxed.

Oral Sedation

Medication that will put your child in a sleep-like state.

IV Sedation

A constant sedative will be administered and monitored for complete relaxation.

General Anesthesia

Your child will be put to sleep and be entirely unconscious.

If you think that your child could benefit from pediatric sedation dentistry here in Reno, our staff will be happy to discuss options with you. Contact us at one of our convenient locations to make a sedation dentistry appointment for your child.

Is Sedation Dentistry Right for My Child?

Children’s sleep dentistry in Reno is a great choice for children with dental anxiety or for children with special needs such as Autism Spectrum Disorders, Cerebral Palsy, or Down Syndrome.  It can also be effective for very young children or children who just can’t sit still during a procedure. Your child’s dentist may also recommend sedation dentistry if your child has to undergo any extensive procedures. Sedation dentistry for children is safe and effective, and our experienced staff will monitor your child every step of the way to ensure that they get the best possible care.

FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

Which children benefit from sedation dentistry?

Any child that is nervous or anxious about going to the dentist or struggles to sit still for long periods can benefit from gentle sedation. At Tooth Fairy Pediatric Dentistry, our offices are welcoming and safe places, and gentle sedation helps us ensure this for every child.

Is sedation safe?

Sedation dentistry is 100% safe. We only use sedation that has been thoroughly studied, tested, approved to the highest standards of care. Nitrous oxide especially is very common and quite safe.

What should I expect if sedation is used?

That will depend on the type of sedation, but in general, some grogginess, slight disorientation, sleepiness, or dizziness sometimes happens after sedation. These effects should only last a short time.

Is sedation dentistry used for every procedure?

No. We consider sedation on a case-by-case basis. Every child may not need sedation for every procedure.

Schedule Your Child’s Appointment

Plan a checkup for your child and ask about pediatric sedation dentistry here in Reno to help your child feel calm and comfortable in the dentist’s chair.

Book an Appointment

Local Landing Pages

Please fill out the form and we will contact you to schedule your appointment!

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