What is the goal of sedation dentistry?
American Pediatric Sedation Center is a state-of-the-art dental office offering sedation services to patients who are fearful of going to the dentist. When combined, pediatric dentistry and sedation have many advantages. At American Pediatric Sedation Center, we practice sedation dentistry with a board-certified pediatric dentist who has a sedation license along with a physician anesthesiologist. The goal of sedation is to have all of the child’s dental treatment completed in one appointment, with the child being relaxed and having little to no recollection of the procedure itself. In this way, the patient can have a positive experience while visiting the dentist and furthermore, since treatment can be completed in one visit, it allows treatment to be completed in a timely manner so that cavities don’t progress.
Why come to our center to fix cavities?
- American Pediatric Sedation Center is a fully equipped dental office! Our team is able to take any necessary radiographs after the child is sedated and if needed, change the treatment plan so that we do exactly what the child needs.
- If there are any other cavities that were previously not diagnosed, we will proceed to fix them the day of the sedation appointment. This way the child will leave our office cavity-free.
Benefits of sedation dentistry
Less Office Visits
Is Sedation Safe?
A commonly asked question by parents is “how safe is sedation”? The short answer is that it is very safe. Our sedation technique involves an incremental, or step-wise approach, to successfully get the child to the point where they are relaxed and comfortable so that the dentist is able to complete the dental work. Our number one priority is to keep our patients safe at all times and also for them to have a positive experience getting their cavities fixed. We are very conservative in our sedation approach, only administering enough sedatives so that the child is relaxed during the dental procedure. The child will not likely remember or feel anything throughout the procedure.
Patient Safety Is
Our Top Priority
- Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist
- Board-Certified Anesthesiologist
- PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) Certified
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