Sedation Dentistry in NYC
For some patients, a visit to the dentist can be a challenge for various reasons. Children who are unable to cope with the delivery of dental care, who have a high level of dental anxiety or who have special needs, may be good candidates for the pediatric sedation dentistry options offered at Park View Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics in NYC.
Our Upper East Side dentistry is home to board-certified pediatric anesthesiologists and experienced pediatric sedation dentists who are certified in sedation dentistry for children. Whether your child is undergoing treatment at our office or a hospital facility, patients will receive the best quality dental care without the negative feelings or sensations normally associated with a visit to the dentist.
Learn more about sedation dentistry for children below, or schedule an appointment online at 212.879.6518. Serving the Upper East Side, Central Park area, 5th avenue, & more.
What is Pediatric Sedation?
Pediatric sedation can help to ease your child’s fear and anxiety during a dental procedure. The dental office can be frightening for children at first. As a top pediatric dentist office in the upper east side, we understand this fear and the importance of ensuring your child is calm and safe. For this reason, we offer multiple sedation options for pediatric visits.
What Types Of Dental Procedures Might Warrant Pediatric Sedation Dentistry?
Procedures that often require sedation dentistry for children include:
- Dental fillings, including composite resin fillings or ceramic (non-plastic) fillings
- Root canals
- Tooth extractions
What Types Of Pediatric Sedation Dentistry Options Do You Offer?
Our team at Park View Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics can provide:
- Nitrous oxide (laughing gas)
- In-office sedation
- General anesthesia
Nitrous Oxide “Laughing Gas”
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry endorses the use of nitrous oxide/oxygen inhalation therapy as a safe and effective technique to reduce anxiety and decrease pain in children. The gas (a mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen) is administered by inhaling a sweet, pleasant aroma through a nasal mask. Laughing gas is considered a form of “conscious sedation” because patients will still be awake, but they will feel relaxed and, in some cases, drowsy. Your child will be able to breathe normally and respond to verbal cues from our dentists, but they will feel no pain. Depending on the level and form of sedation received, the patient may not remember the visit at all.
Nitrous oxide is one of the safest sedative treatments in pediatric sedation dentistry. It has a rapid onset, and the effects wear off almost immediately. If necessary, it can be used in combination with other sedative agents.
In-Office Pediatric Sedation
In-office pediatric sedation dentistry in NYC is a management technique that uses IV medications in our office to help reduce anxiety or discomfort during dental treatment. There are many safe and effective medications that can be used to help your child relax and promote an optimal environment for safe dental treatment.
Our highly trained board-certified anesthesiologist will discuss the proper medications for your child, based on his or her individual case. We strictly follow the sedation guidelines as set forth by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Your child’s sedation dentistry procedure will be discussed in detail with you before treatment is rendered.
General Pediatric Anesthesia
General anesthesia is a management technique that uses medications to allow your child to go to sleep while receiving dental treatment. Patients requiring general anesthesia will be treated at Northwell-Lenox Hill Hospital on the Upper East Side. Anesthesia is administered by our pediatric anesthesiologist and the dental work is completed by two pediatric dentists who have specialty training in treating children under general anesthesia. Although there is some risk associated with general anesthesia, it is safe when administered by an appropriately trained physician.
Candidates for this pediatric sedation dentistry procedure might include those with severe anxiety, special needs, or those with extensive dental decay. Before recommending this form of pediatric sedation dentistry, our dentists will discuss in detail the risks and benefits involved with the procedure.
Is Pediatric Sedation Dentistry Safe?
Sedation dentistry for children is recognized by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry as an effective way to make many children comfortable during their dental visit.
Before administering any sedative or anesthetic to your child, your NYC sedation dentist will talk to you about the process of sedation and pre and post-sedation instructions.
“Love these dentists, orthodontists, hygienists and staff! They are all like a part of the family and my girls truly love seeing them. One dentist after another amazes us with patience and kindness! Even scary procedures like a filling or tooth removal is done with the utmost care to insure the child is calm and happy. These are special people!” – A.G.
“When I tell you the staff and Doctors are absolutely the best, I mean it. Dr.Pilla was my Pediatric Dentist and I loved her. She made it nice and relaxing to come. Now that I’m older, I have all 3 of my children coming to her. The staff, Anaika, Ann-marie, and Liz make us feel like family. Dr. Pilla and Dr. Chin are the best in this business. They take their time and make it relaxing so kids are not nervous. If you looking for a dentist, Park View Pediatric Dentistry is the place for your kids.” – N.D.
Schedule Your Consultation With Our Pediatric Anesthesiologist
To get more information about sedation dentistry for children at Park View Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, call our office at 212.879.6518 today or request a consultation with our pediatric anesthesiologist by filling out the form on this page. Serving Upper East Side, Central Park area, 5th avenue, & more.