Is your child feeling nervous or anxious about visiting the dentist? At Kids Tooth Team in San Marcos, we specialize in gentle sedation dentistry for kids, providing them the care they need in a comfortable and anxiety-free environment. Serving families in San Marcos, Buda, Kyle, and South Austin, our experienced team is here to help. Contact us today to explore sedation options for your child and schedule an appointment.
Laughing gas is a widely used sedation method for children. With a simple nose mask, your child will breathe in a mixture of laughing gas and oxygen, experiencing a "floaty" sensation while feeling relaxed about their surroundings. This gentle gas minimizes anxiety, fear, and discomfort, and effectively reduces a child's strong gag reflex for efficient treatment.
Our safe and effective oral sedation technique involves administering a liquid sedative to your child 15-30 minutes before their appointment at our office. Our experienced team will select the appropriate sedative based on your child's needs. Once the sedative takes effect, your child may feel groggy and sleepy, possibly even falling asleep during their treatment. It is normal for them to have little to no memory of the appointment or being at the dentist's office, although they remain responsive throughout the treatment.
For children who cannot take oral sedation medication or for quick procedures, we offer intranasal sedation. This involves spraying a sedative medication into your child's nose using a specialized sprayer. The sedative takes effect within 5-15 minutes, providing a deeper level of sedation. Your child may feel groggy or fall asleep.