We understand the apprehension and anxiety parents have when confronted with the need to use sedate their children for any purpose. As a result, and in contrast to the usual approach by pediatric dentists, Dr. Y and Dr. Trishia have developed a more conservative approach, substantially reducing the need for sedation by spending the extra time necessary to make sure the child is at ease in the dental setting.
Our office offers two methods of dental sedation when deemed necessary.
Nitrous oxide or laughing gas is widely used in pediatric dentistry. It may be indicated for patients with small amounts of dental treatment. It aims to reduce dental anxiety and allows children to sit still for extended periods of time. It is safe and effective when administered with oxygen and is easily taken through a colorful, scented nosepiece. Children area fully conscious during the visit and afterwards, the gas is quickly eliminated from the body with normal breathing.
Should your child require general anesthesia, our office has a long-standing relationship with Dr. Alikhani, an extremely competent and caring pediatric anesthesiologist, who helps us make the whole process as comfortable as possible for our patients and our parents.
For our patients with special needs, we provide dental services at Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC).