Fear of the dentist is a big issue for many people, with both children and adults. Having a child that is scared of the dentist can make those biannual dentist appointments a challenge. Tiny Teeth of Dublin offers sedation dentistry for children which can help calm those nerves and fears, making your child’s dental appointment much easier to bear for all.
What is Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation Dentistry is a technique in which the dentist uses medication to help patients relax during their appointment. This can be extremely helpful for children who have fear or anxiety related to the dentist, or children who have cognitive or developmental issues. At Tiny Teeth of Dublin, we offer multiple levels of sedation so we can cater to your child’s specific needs.
Who can benefit from sedation dentistry?
Anyone who has anxiety or fear of the dentist at any level can benefit from and use sedation dentistry. Even something as minor as an uncontrollable case of the butterflies can be relieved with sedation dentistry. Sedation can help your child relax at their dental appointment, so their teeth can get cleaned and checked without fear. As a whole, sedation can make a visit to the dentist stress-free for both you and your child.
What are the different types of Sedation Dentistry?
The three types of sedation we provide at Tiny Teeth of Dublin include: deep sedation and general anesthesia, IV moderate sedation, and nitrous oxide (laughing gas). We can easily personalize the type of sedative to each child, since each type provides a different level of sedation; deep sedation and general anesthesia being the most intense sedative and laughing gas being the most minimal. With deep sedation, your child will sleep through the entirety of their appointment, and likely won’t remember the visit at all when they wake up. The moderate sedation won’t put your child all the way to sleep, but they will be extremely relaxed in the chair, making the appointment breeze by. Finally, laughing gas, or the most mild form of sedation, will simply take the edge off when your child is at their appointment. They’ll be able to relax through the appointment.