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Sedation Dentistry in Allen, TX

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What Is Sedation Dentistry?

Many children have worries when going to the dentist. Our staff knows about these hindrances and aims to help each child be comfortable while having care at our office. While also using a delicate approach to checkups, we are excited to provide N2O gas, orally taken, and intravenous sedation dentistry options. These sedative options may increase a person's relaxation, lower phobias, and produce worthwhile oral care experiences for our young Allen, TX patients. In case your child feels worried throughout oral care procedures, we urge you to set up an appointment with one of our pediatric dentists, Dr. Yvonne Felli or Dr. Ajikwaga Felli, at Cuddly Smiles Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics to find out the ways sedation dentistry might help your child acquire the care they need in relaxation.

Am I A Candidate For Sedation Dentistry?

Dental anxieties can occur to patients at any age and make it difficult to receive the care needed. Thankfully, sedation dentistry offers a solution to help your child feel more relaxed and comfortable during their dental treatments. During your visit at Cuddly Smiles Pediatric Dentistry, our team will ask about your concerns and recommend an ideal approach to sedation and make your path toward gaining a bright smile a more peaceful experience.

How Does Sedation Work?

How we offer sedation services at our facility will range, depending on your child's level of anxiety, the service itself, and finally, the form of sedation being chosen. N2O sedation, sometimes referred to as laughing gas, generates minor, relaxing sensations and is given via a nose covering and lets your child feel more at ease throughout their procedure. With orally administered sedation, commonly known as oral-conscious sedation, we will have your child swallow a tablet an hour ahead of their appointment so they feel comfortable throughout treatment. Intravenous (IV) sedation is provided through the veins and offers a more advanced level of sedation. While IV sedation enables your child to remain conscious, he or she will likely feel as if they have dozed off during their appointment. The local anesthesia we use to desensitize the teeth, gums, and nerve tissues can be used along with any of these calming solutions. Prior to administering sedation dentistry, we will explain what to expect following your child's appointment and give you any required post-care guidelines. Our team suggests that you have your child rest and keep a good water intake after undergoing sedation dentistry services at Cuddly Smiles Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics. Your child will probably feel sleepy and lethargic for the remainder of the day; however, these symptoms should go away by the next day.

What Can I Expect After Sedation Dentistry?

Before providing sedation at our Allen, TX office, we will go over what you and your child can expect following treatment and provide any post-care guidelines. Our office recommends that your child relaxes and drinks plenty of water for the rest of the day following sedation dentistry procedures at Cuddly Smiles Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics. Your child will probably be drowsy for the next several hours, but these symptoms usually disappear within a day.

Sedation Dentistry FAQ

Is sedation dentistry safe?
Yes, when administered in a clinical setting by an experienced medical professional like our pediatric dentists, Dr. Yvonne Felli or Dr. Ajikwaga Felli, sedation dentistry is generally considered safe for the majority of patients. Children will be constantly monitored during sedation to ensure safety and comfort.

Will insurance cover sedation dentistry?
The cost of sedation dentistry services can vary according to individual insurance plans and carriers. A professional from our dental team will contact your insurance provider prior to your appointment to confirm your coverage and calculate any sedation dentistry costs. At Cuddly Smiles Pediatric Dentistry, we want all patients to receive the treatments they need while remaining calm and worry-free. In addition, we accept various flexible payment methods.

Will I still feel pain during sedation dentistry?
No, most patients feel little to no discomfort during a dental procedure while using sedation. The deep relaxation created with sedation dentistry procedures paired with a local anesthetic to numb the treatment area is generally effective in preventing most patients from feeling any pain at all.

Does sedation dentistry make you go to sleep?
Some patients may become relaxed enough to fall asleep, but neither nitrous oxide nor IV sedation puts them to sleep. They only create a state of deep relaxation.

Ensure Your Child Has Comfortable Care

We know dental treatments can cause nerves and anxiety for many — particularly children. At Cuddly Smiles Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, we believe each child should have the option to acquire the benefits of dental health without fear or stress getting in the way. Drs. Yvonne and Ajikwaga Felli are pleased to provide numerous varieties of sedation dentistry to help your child have a more pleasant visit to the dentist, whether it be for oral examinations, restorative services, or advanced forms of treatment. If you want to know further details on how dental procedures can be a positive and tranquil experience for your child, reach out to our Allen, TX office to arrange a sedation dentistry visit.

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