What SEDATION options do we offer to help relax our younger patients for Dental treatment?
Our goals for Oral Conscious sedation in our young / pediatric patients are to guard the patient’s safety and welfare, to minimize physical discomfort and pain, to control anxiety, minimize psychological trauma, to modify behavior and/or movement so as to allow the safe completion of the procedure and to be able to return the patient to a state in which their discharge from our dental supervision to the patient's parents is safe.
WE DO NOT MIX ORAL MEDICATIONS AND ONLY GIVE ONE ORAL MEDICINE THAT IS EXTREMELY SAFE AND DOES NOT PUT THE PATIENT TO SLEEP, IT IS FROM THE "BENADRYL" FAMILY AND ONLY RELAXES THE PATIENT !
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recognizes nitrous oxide/oxygen inhalation as a safe and effective technique to reduce anxiety, produce analgesia, and enhance effective communication between a patient and health care provider.
Nitrous oxide is a colorless and virtually odorless gas with a faint, sweet smell. It is an effective analgesic/anxiolytic agent causing central nervous system (CNS) depression and euphoria with little effect on the respiratory system.
Nitrous oxide is absorbed rapidly, allowing for both rapid onset and recovery (two to three minutes). It causes minimal impairment of any reflexes, thus protecting the cough reflex. It exhibits a superior safety profile with no recorded fatalities or cases of serious morbidity when used within recommended concentrations