Sedation Dentistry

Dental procedures can be very scary and stressful for children. Sedation is one method Parkville Pediatric Dentistry uses to help make things easier for patients. We have a couple of options we can use, depending on the circumstances.

Types of Sedation

Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Nitrous oxide, more commonly known as laughing gas, is often used as a sedative during a dental visit. The gas has a calming effect that helps scared or anxious patients relax during their dental treatment. Because it is a mild sedative, patients are still awake and can talk to their dentist during their visit. For some, this level of sedation is not enough to overcome their fears.

General Anesthesia

Anesthesia services in the field of dentistry have been around for a very long time with an excellent record of safety. Parkville Pediatric Dentistry has aligned with Mobile Anesthesia Care, a group of highly trained board certified physician anesthesiologists. MAC specializes in providing your child with advanced anesthesia services that are the same as those provided at the hospital, all in the comfort of our offices and at a fraction of the cost. Dr. Rachael is also credentialed with Children’s Mercy Hospital for those children needing more care.