Safe & Reliable Sleep Dentistry Services
Sleep dentistry can sometimes seem like a scary thing, for children and parents alike. We’re hoping that the information on this page can help alleviate some of the fear or worry that surrounds oral sedation, nitrous oxide, and general anesthesia. Our pediatric dentists have completed all the necessary training and licensure as a general dentist, in addition to pediatric dental residency, which is typically two to three years and includes the mechanics of sleep dentistry. Below, we’ve outlined an in-depth look into the three types of safe and reliable sleep dentistry offered at Zoo Crew.
Oral sedation involves the administration of an oral sedative drug to facilitate a specified dental procedure or treatment while reducing your fear and anxiety. Oral sedation allows more complex procedures to be performed in less time.
Nitrous oxide – or laughing gas as it is more commonly referred – is a mild, minimally-invasive sedative. When inhaled, it creates a calming effect. When nitrous oxide is used, your child will feel relaxed and will respond more positively to the treatment or procedure. It is a non-addictive sedative and children don't usually go to sleep, but most will get more calm.
When it comes to general anesthesia, it is a completely pain-free experience where your child is asleep and surrounded by specially-trained anesthesia professionals including physicians, dentists, and even certified nurse anesthetists on occasion. While asleep, your child will be monitored while a dentist performs the dental procedure or surgery. Oral sedation involves the administration of oral medication to facilitate a specified dental procedure or treatment while reducing your fear and anxiety. Oral sedation allows more complex procedures to be performed in less time.