Sedation Dentistry

Silver Spring, Maryland

Sedation Dentistry

At My Kids Dental Center, we believe that a child's visit to the dentist should be a positive and happy experience. We've made every effort to provide a safe and inviting office space and offer sedation dentistry options tailored to your child's unique needs. We're all about providing safe, comfortable, and stress-free dental care.

How We Help You and Your Child Feel Right at Home

My Kids Dental Center is more than a pediatric dentistry practice. It is a safe and happy place that we hope you and your child will come to love. We've considered every detail and worked hard to create an exciting and enjoyable space for your little one. From our seamless transitions to our beautiful office and cutting-edge, compassionate care, expect a one-of-its-kind pediatric dentistry experience!

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What Is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry is a game-changer when it comes to providing safe and comfortable pediatric dental care. It involves the use of sedatives, or calming medications, to help your child relax while receiving the needed dental care. Sedation takes the edge off dental visits and vastly reduces the risk of injury during treatment. 

Is Your Child a Candidate for Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry is indicated for highly anxious children, kids with an extreme gag reflex, young patients who are unable to stay still during dental procedures, and children requiring exceptionally lengthy or complex treatments. It is particularly beneficial to children with special behavioral or medical needs, preventing spontaneous movement, guiding cooperative behavior, and providing safe and stress-free dental care.

Nitrous Oxide Sedation - An Overview

Nitrous oxide, also known as "laughing gas," is the most commonly used type of sedation. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry considers this form of conscious sedation safe for children during dental treatment. 

Your child will inhale a mixture of nitrous oxide gas and oxygen through a mask. The calming effect should take effect in about five minutes. Dr. Cargill and her team will control the dosage and amount of nitrous oxide gas administered to your child to maintain optimal levels of sedation throughout the dental procedure. Your child will be awake and responsive during treatment but will be calm and relaxed.

Once the treatment is completed, we will turn off the nitrous oxide and have your child breathe in pure oxygen for a few minutes. The best thing about laughing gas is that its effects wear off right away, allowing your child to resume everyday activities without downtime.

Is Sedation Dentistry Safe?

Nitrous oxide sedation has been shown to be highly safe and effective when administered by an experienced provider. At My Kids Dental Center, we take your child's safety seriously and follow every recommended safety protocol to provide the highest quality of care.

Sedation Dentistry Near Me

At My Kids Dental Center, we are proud to offer sedation dentistry services to ensure your child has positive dental experiences. Our acclaimed pediatric dentist and our team will do everything we can to ensure your child is safe and comfortable while receiving the best possible dental care. We invite you to contact our Silver Spring office to schedule your child's dental appointment or request one online today!