Sedation Dentist for Kids – Dublin, CA

Reducing Anxiety for Greater Patient Experiences

Young girl smiling with her parents after visiting sedation dentist for kids in Dublin

It is not uncommon for children to experience some anxiety before visiting the dentist. At Waterford Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics of Dublin, we want to change the way our patients see us, and we do this with the help of sedation dentistry. By offering three unique methods that are designed to curb anxiety and instead promote comfort and relaxation, we can create more positive experiences for nervous patients. Call us today to see if your child could benefit from sedation dentistry for kids in Dublin.

Why Choose Waterford Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics of Dublin for Sedation Dentistry for Kids?

  • Three Sedation Methods for Maximum Comfort
  • Board-Certified Pediatric Dentists & Specialists
  • Insurance-Friendly Dental Practice

Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Boy laying in dental chair with nitrous oxide mask over his nose

Nitrous oxide sedation is considered the mildest form of treatment for children who have some level of dental anxiety. Referred to as laughing gas, the effects come on quickly as soon as your child begins to inhale through the nasal mask. By becoming comfortable and relaxed, our team can complete treatment with greater ease, allowing for a seamless and successful visit. What makes nitrous oxide so popular, though, is that its effects begin to wear off the moment the mask is removed.


IV Sedation

Person adjusting an I V drip

If you have a child or teen who has an extreme fear of the dentist’s office, it may be necessary to opt for IV sedation as opposed to nitrous oxide. Administer via the hand or bend of the elbow, the medicine enters the bloodstream to help create a calming effect. It’s unlikely that your child will remember much of anything from their appointment, and they will need someone to monitor them once they return home to ensure the effects wear off without any issues.

General Anesthesia

Person adjusting I V on a patients arm

In situations where your child or teen simply cannot relax or are preparing for multiple dental treatments, we will recommend general anesthesia. Unlike other forms of dental sedation, this will cause your child to fall asleep and remain completely unaware of their surroundings throughout treatment. This can be a great option should you find that nitrous oxide and IV sedation have proven unsuccessful in the past.