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Sedation Dentistry in San Antonio, TX

Dental treatments have the ability to bring out the nerves of children and even parents. While we always do our best to help your child feel comfortable and keep you informed throughout the entire treatment process, sedation dentistry is always an option to help your child relax in the dental chair. If you would like to learn more about our sedation dentistry options, please call our office or send us a message through our contact form. We will be in touch with you shortly!

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What is sedation dentistry?

Sedation dentistry can help patients of any age relax and relieve the stress that may be associated with dental visits. If your child experiences dental anxiety or is often at unease when sitting in the dental chair, they may benefit from sedation dentistry. Our sedation options include nitrous oxide, oral conscious sedation, and general anesthesia.

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How long does dental oral sedation last?

The effects of sedation dentistry will vary on which sedation method is selected. Nitrous oxide quickly wears off within minutes of removing the mask that is administering laughing gas. Oral conscious sedation can make children feel drowsy for a couple of hours after the appointment, and general anesthesia may last for hours after. During treatment, we’ll explain the potential effects of sedation and how to care for your child who is receiving sedation.

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Is sedation dentistry safe for kids?

When administered by an experienced sedation dentist, sedation dentistry can safely and effectively help children with dental anxiety or that have a fear of the dentist. Before our sedation dentist administers any type of sedation, we’ll thoroughly evaluate your child’s health and treatment plan to determine which is the best type of sedation dentistry option for your child. Sedation dentistry is a great option to help your child overcome dental anxiety!

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