We provide a child friendly environment and always try to make a child feel at ease using behavior management techniques, but sometimes dentistry can be overwhelming for children. We offer nitrous oxide, oral sedation as well as sleep dentistry. At the time of consultation we will discuss which method is best for your child.
When a child feels anxious during dental treatment, they may require more support than a gentle caring manner to feel comfortable. Nitrous oxide/oxygen is a safe and effective technique to calm your child’s anxiety during treatment. Your child will smell a sweet pleasant aroma and will experience a sense of calmness and well-being. One main advantage is that the effects of nitrous are completely reversible and your child can return to school that same day.
Upon the consultation visit we will determine if nitrous oxide is an option for your child. The preoperative and post operative instructions will be reviewed in detail and recommendations will be made based upon the best interest of your child.
Oral sedation involves the administration of one or more oral sedatives, in which the overall goal is to calm and relax your child during treatment in the office. There are many factors that must be discussed when deciding if oral sedation is an option for your child. Some of these include
Oral sedation can have the following effects on children:
Upon the consultation visit we will determine if oral sedation is an option for your child. The preoperative and post operative instructions will be review
General anesthesia involves the use of sedative agents administered by a medical or dental anesthesiologist. Your child will be asleep for the dental procedure. Depending on your child’s age, behaviour, or extensive treatment needs, a general anesthesia may be recommended. The General anesthesia may be performed in a private facility or at McMaster Hospital and at the time of consultation both avenues will be discussed. The goal is to provide a safe environment and a positive experience for your child.