As parents, we want to do everything to keep our kids safe, so sedating your child may sound intimidating. But the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry has deemed that sedation options like nitrous oxide are safe for use by children to minimize their dental anxiety.
We’re Trained to Provide Safe Sedation
In addition to his training as a children’s dentist, Dr. Jared Poplin has studied sedation methods extensively. He is qualified to provide safe children’s sedation in Austin, TX, including nitrous oxide and oral sedation. For a child who is undergoing extensive dental work, Dr. Poplin might recommend hospital-based general anesthesia for their comfort and safety.
But for most children, nitrous oxide is enough to put them at ease and help them feel safe and secure. Your child won’t go to sleep, but they will feel very calm and happy. Parents appreciate nitrous oxide because of the comfort it provides and the fact that there are no drowsy side effects.
Your Child Is Safe in Our Care
Many adults who are anxious dental patients got that way because of an unpleasant experience with a dentist as a child. We can assure you that at Poplin Pediatric Dentistry, we will never let that happen to your son or daughter.
If you think your child can benefit from safe children’s sedation in Austin, TX, please contact our dental office to arrange an appointment.