Sometimes children need a little extra help to have their treatment completed. Sedation is a very safe and often very effective option.
Dr. Brett and Dr. Grady will talk with you to decide if this may be right for your child. Your child’s safety is our number one priority, and we do everything to ensure this. If you have any additional questions or concerns regarding our sedation dentistry options for your child, contact Mitten Kids today!
Sedation Dentistry Options
Commonly known as laughing gas, this allows a child to relax and remain calm during dental treatment. It is very safe and effective. Nitrous oxide is quick acting, remains in the body for a short time, and wears off completely within minutes after using it.
Oral Conscious Sedation
For children that need additional help to remain calm and relaxed, this often helps. Kids drink medicine that puts them into a heightened state of relaxation. Following treatment, children are to be monitored closely at home for the remainder of the day. Dr. Brett and Dr. Grady have extensive training with oral conscious sedation, and is one of the many things that sets him apart.
For children that cannot be safely treated in our office, treatment under general anesthesia at a local hospital may be necessary. It’s a team approach – our doctors and their staff provide the dental care while an anesthesiologist provides the anesthesia.
While general anesthesia might take place at a local hospital, all of our other sedation dentistry options can be done right here in our office for your convenience. Our dentists will carefully monitor your child throughout their dental procedure to make sure that your child remains safe and relaxed. If you have any questions during the sedation process, we’re always happy to help.
To learn more about our Grand Rapids dentists at Mitten Kids Dentistry, Brett Kingma DDS and Grady Randall DDS or to request an appointment, please contact our office or call us directly at 616.942.9840.