Dental anxiety is a common experience, and we want patients who visit the dentist in Fairfield to feel comfortable receiving the care they need. Sedation dentistry helps people of all ages relax and have a positive experience while receiving routine dental exams, orthodontic exams, and other treatments. Kids First Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics is a practice that offers this valuable treatment option. Our doctors can help make visiting your dentist in Norwalk or Fairfield a much happier experience.
Levels of Sedation
There are several sedation options that patients can choose from based on the treatment they will receive and their personal anxiety levels. These options include:
- Oral sedatives – Patients who choose this option take a pill a short period of time before dental work begins. Once the sedative takes full effect, the patient feels relaxed and calm.
- Nitrous oxide – Also called laughing gas, nitrous oxide is combined with oxygen and inhaled through a lightweight breathing mask. Nitrous oxide takes effect quickly and lets the patient return to normal consciousness rapidly after work is done
- IV sedation – This option delivers a sedating medicine directly into the patient via a small IV catheter. Patients with moderate to high levels of dental anxiety sometimes choose this option
- General anesthesia – Used primarily in oral surgery, this sedation option makes the patient unconscious so they are entirely unaware of the procedure. Patients wake up following the procedure with no memory retained.
More Comfortable Dental Care
If you are looking for a dentist in Fairfield or Norwalk that offers sedation dentistry services, give Kids First Orthodontics and Dentistry a call. You can contact us by calling (203) 255-6851.