Sedation Dentistry in Hutto

Pediatric Dentist Hutto

It’s completely understandable that for some children, the idea of visiting the dentist can evoke feelings of unease, apprehension, or fear. Whether your child needs intensive services or a simple dental cleaning, Bumble Bee Pediatric Dentistry understands that dental procedures can seem overwhelming to some kids. As a child, our pediatric dentist struggled first-hand with dental anxiety. Dr. Amelia (Amy) Albright takes her personal growth, empathy, and experience in pediatric dentistry to create a safe and comfortable setting so children can receive necessary dental care.

What Is Sedation Dentistry?

We understand that dental procedures can be stressful, especially for children. That’s why our Hutto pediatric dentist sometimes suggests sedatives to help kids feel calm, relaxed, and at ease. Sedation dentistry can be conducive for children with:

  • Dental Anxiety or Fear
  • A Fear of Needles
  • Claustrophobia
  • Sensitive Gag Reflexes
  • Sensitive Teeth
  • Special Physical, Cognitive, or Behavioral Needs

Bumble Bee Pediatric Dentistry offers a wide range of sedation options varying in strength and delivery:

Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide, also known as “laughing gas,” is a mild form of dental sedation that is administered by placing a mask or nose piece over the patient’s nose. Within minutes, the patient should start to feel the calming effects of this mild sedative.

Oral Conscious Sedation

Along with nitrous oxide, Dr. Amy offers oral conscious sedation. This moderate sedation method is administered through liquid or pill medication before the procedure starts. Typically, oral conscious sedation is combined with laughing gas.

General Anesthesia

In some cases, general anesthesia is recommended for children with extensive dental needs, special medical needs, or those with severe dental anxiety.

Take The STING Out Of Treatment

At Bumble Bee Pediatric Dentistry in Hutto, TX, Dr. Amy understands how important it is for your child to feel safe and comfortable during their dental visit. We know dental procedures can be scary for some children, so we prioritize finding effective ways to ease their anxiety, fear, or negative feelings. You can trust that Dr. Amy will do everything within her power to ensure that your child’s dental experience is stress-free and enjoyable. Call (512) 351-7771 for more information about sedation dentistry for kids.