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Is Dental Sedation Safe for Kids?

Safety is our number one priority at Bright Star Sapphire Dental. We want children to feel safe and relaxed when they have to come see us for an appointment. Making sure a child feels comfortable and calm during any dental visit is extremely important.

In many cases there are ways to help make a child feel calm when they have to visit the dentist. Our practice offers different types of sedation options for children to help keep them at ease during a visit. If a child has had a previous negative experience it may be difficult for them to go to another dentist and sit calmly through an appointment.

What Sedative Options Do You Offer?

We offer safe options for our patients to help make their experience at our office an exceptional one! Below are some sedative options that our dental office in Fair Lawn, NJ provides:

Nitrous Oxide:

This method of sedation is also referred to as “laughing gas”, and is a safe and effective way to keep patients relaxed and happy. Nitrous Oxide keeps patients relaxed, but they are still awake during a procedure or appointment. Patients can still respond to the dentist, and the effects will wear off instantly when the procedure is complete. 

Mild Sedation:

This method is induced using drugs administered orally, and only done when Nitrous Oxide will not be enough. This method is also safe, and the child’s weight and age are used to determine the recommended dose for treatment. 

Deep Sedation:

This method of sedation is done using intravenous drugs, and with this method the child is completely asleep during the procedure. This method is only used with absolutely necessary, and the other two methods are not appropriate for the treatment needed.  

Contact Bright Star Sapphire Dental

All methods of sedation are safe, and we make safety for all our patients our first priority with any visit or procedure. Our friendly staff will discuss all options, and help parents feel at ease choosing the best option that fits their child’s needs. 

We want all of our patients to feel at home when they walk into our office, and trust that we will take the very best care of them. 

If you are interested in finding out more about our sedation options for pediatric dentistry, contact Bright Star Sapphire Dental to schedule your appointment with our dentists in Fair Lawn, Dr. Boris Kleyman & Dr. Denada Kleyman!

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