Sedation & Hospital Dentistry
Our office is designed for children and adolescents and Dr. Shir and her team have been trained to care for your children from infancy to young adulthood. Most of our patients are comfortable and confident in our office. However, in some circumstances a patient might be nervous or apprehensive before or during treatment. We have many options to help them get their dental work done in a safe and comfortable way.
AKA “laughing gas” is given to some patient’s to relax them for their dental treatment. Nitrous oxide/ Oxygen is given though a small breathing mask which is placed over patients nose. Through the mask placed on your child’s nose, he/she will smell a faint, sweet aroma and experience a sense of well-being and relaxation. It may produce a feeling of giddiness or euphoria. Sometimes children report dreaming and their arms and legs may feel “tingly”. They may lose track of time.
This is one of the safest and most effective methods for our anxious patients. Nitrous oxide/ oxygen is not addictive and your child will remain awake but relaxed during the process. After the procedure Nitrous oxide is easily replaced by oxygen in patient’s body, leaving them alert, mobile.
Please click here for instructions prior to nitrous oxide/oxygen appointment.
Used to aid get our apprehensive or very young kids or kids with special needs through extensive procedures such as crowns, extractions or multiple teeth restorations.
We follow the sedation guidelines set by American society of Anesthesiologists and American Academy of pediatric dentistry to provide a safe and effective sedation appointment for your kids.
Please click here for pre-sedation and post sedation instructions and helpful hints to ensure a safe and effective sedation appointment.
When due to extend of treatment (major), age, severe dental phobia, special health care needs of patients, Nitrous oxide or sedation are not enough, we team up with board certified pediatric anesthesiologists to care for your child. Patient will be sleep (unconscious) during the procedure for anywhere between 30 min-1.5 hours. When they awake all dental related procedures will be complete.
We take this appointment very seriously and make sure that our patient gets all the necessary medical consults and clearance before scheduling this appointment.