In Gran Rapids and Caledonia

In Caledonia

Why Choose Sedation?

Sedation dentistry at Mitten Kids Dentistry creates a comfortable, stress-free experience, prioritizing the safety and well-being of children. Particularly those with dental anxiety or special needs, to ensure exceptional care and a safe visit. We offer multiple types of sedation, depending on the needs of your child and extent of treatment necessary. This includes oral moderate sedation, and general anesthesia for more advanced procedures.



You Have Options

Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is a gentle sedation option ideal for mild dental anxiety. It helps children relax during their treatment, wearing off quickly post-treatment with no lingering effects.

Oral Conscious

Oral conscious sedation involves having your child take a liquid oral sedative medication at our office prior to beginning dental treatment ensuring your child's utmost safety. It's suitable for many children who need extra help to stay relaxed, calm, and cooperative throughout the procedure.

General Anesthesia

For extensive dental work or children who can’t tolerate other forms of sedation, we offer general anesthesia. This may be administered in-house for certain procedures or at a hospital for more advanced treatments. We will discuss your options during your child’s consultation and evaluation.


The Sedation Process

Consultation & Evaluation

The process begins with a thorough consultation and evaluation to determine the most suitable sedation method. Our team assesses your child’s medical history, dental needs, and anxiety levels to ensure a personalized and safe sedation plan.

Sedation Administration

On the day of the treatment, the chosen sedation method is administered by our skilled team. We ensure your child's comfort and monitor their vitals throughout the treatment, prioritizing their safety and well-being.


Post-treatment, we provide detailed aftercare instructions and support. The type of sedation used dictates the recovery time and care needed at home. Our team is available for any follow-up questions or concerns.


Bright Smiles Start Here

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