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Sedation & Sleep Dentistry: Ensuring Comfortable Dental Experiences

Aurora Kids Dentistry

At Aurora Kids Dentistry, we provide sedation and sleep dentistry and strive to make dental treatments as comfortable as possible for all our patients. While most children receive dental care without discomfort or fear, we understand that some may experience nervousness or anxiety. That's why we offer a range of behavior guidance techniques, including sedation and sleep dentistry, to cater to individual needs.

Conscious (Mild/Moderate) Sedation: Alleviating Anxiety

For children who are anxious or less compliant, we utilize conscious sedation to help create a calm and relaxed environment. Conscious sedation is a safe and effective approach that allows us to treat anxious children while they remain awake. Our goal is to ensure your child's comfort throughout the procedure.

General Anesthesia (Sleep Dentistry): Unconsciousness

In certain cases, deep sedation or general anesthesia (GA) may be recommended for sleep dentistry.

General anesthesia allows dental work to be completed without any sensation of pain, awareness of the procedure, or recollection afterward.

Our highly trained team will assess your child's specific needs and recommend GA for sleep dentistry only if necessary.

Benefits of Sedation & Sleep Dentistry

Completing Lengthy and Complex Procedures: Sedation and sleep dentistry techniques enable us to perform lengthy and complex procedures without any recollection, ensuring optimal dental care for your child.

Efficiency with Multiple Procedures:

With sleep dentistry techniques, we can complete multiple procedures in a single visit, minimizing the need for multiple appointments and reducing inconvenience for both you and your child.

Addressing Dental Fears and Phobias:

For children with fears or phobias of the dentist or specific procedures, sleep dentistry can help alleviate anxiety and provide a more positive dental experience.

Suitability for Special Needs:

Sedation and sleep dentistry are particularly beneficial for patients with special needs, including those with mental or physical disabilities, ensuring they receive the necessary dental care in a comfortable and safe manner.

Managing Severe Gag Reflex:

Patients with a severe gag reflex who find it challenging to tolerate oral procedures can benefit from sleep dentistry techniques, enabling the dentist to perform necessary treatments more effectively.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Sleep Dentistry for Children

Is sleep dentistry safe for my child?

Yes, risk is generally minimum for children when administered by a qualified and experienced pediatric dentist. Our dental team takes all necessary precautions and closely monitors your child throughout the sleep dentistry procedure to ensure their safety.

What types of sedation are used in pediatric dentistry?

Common types of sedation used for children include nitrous oxide (laughing gas), oral sedation (medication taken by mouth), and intravenous (IV) sedation. The type of sedation used will depend on your child's age, anxiety level, and the complexity of the dental procedure.

How long does the sedation effect last in sleep dentistry?

The duration of sedation can vary depending on the type of sedation used. Nitrous oxide wears off quickly, allowing your child to resume their normal activities shortly after the procedure. Oral sedation may have a longer-lasting effect, and your child may feel drowsy for a few hours afterward. IV sedation tends to have a more prolonged effect, and your child may require some time to recover fully.

Are there any special instructions before the sleep dentistry appointment?

Your dentist will provide specific instructions tailored to your child's needs for sedation or sleep dentistry. Generally, these instructions may include fasting for a certain period before the appointment to ensure a safe administration of sedation. It is important to follow these instructions closely to ensure the best possible outcome for sleep dentistry.

How should I care for my child after sleep dentistry?

After sleep dentistry, your child may feel groggy or sleepy. It's important to provide a quiet and comfortable environment for their recovery. Offer soft foods and encourage plenty of rest. Your dentist will provide post-operative instructions, including any necessary medications, to manage any discomfort or pain that may occur after sleep dentistry.

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What Else We Are offering?

Dental Care for children

Restorative Dentistry

Pediatric restorative dentistry refers to the practice of restoring the function and integrity of a tooth that has been impacted

Dental Hygiene

Dental Hygiene / Preventive dentistry is dental care that helps maintain good oral health. It’s a combination of regular dental check-ups

Special Needs Dentistry

Special needs dentistry is the branch of oral health care that treats people with physical, medical, developmental, or cognitive conditions that limit

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Our Doctors

As Kids Dental Specialists, the primary concern is your child’s oral health. Our goal is to provide excellent pediatric dental care in a warm caring and loving environment, this ensures that your child’s dental experience with us is as positive as possible.

Dr. Nasim

DDS, MSc, FRCDC, Pediatric Dentist

Dr. German

DDS, Pedo Cert, MDSc, MSc, PhD, FRCDC

Kids Dentist

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