Posted by on Jan 18, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off

Sedation Dentistry

At Northwest Children’s Dentistry, we receive a lot of questions from parents, especially when a child needs a dental procedure.  Some of the most common questions revolve around sedation.

Sedation dentistry is the use of relaxation techniques to accomplish more comfortable dental treatment.  Sedation dentistry is safe and endorsed by the American Dental Association and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.  Our pediatric dentists may suggest sedation dentistry for a variety of reasons, including during a major treatment, dental anxiety, low pain tolerance, trouble holding still, or for special needs patients.

The two most common types of sedation we use at our office is nitrous oxide (commonly known as “laughing gas”) or IV sedation, where the child is put to sleep.

If we recommend sedation dentistry, we will always sit down with you and explain why we recommend it.  As a parent, you will know what you can expect and have ample opportunity to ask us questions about any procedures done on your child.

As your child’s pediatric dentist in Tucson, we want to take care of all your children’s dental needs.  If you have any questions, feel free to call us at (520) 544-8522.

About Northwest Children’s Pediatric Dentists

Dr. Norman Bunch and Dr. Jennifer Marshall are doctor spouses who have been working as kids dentists in Tucson for years.  They have deep ties to Tucson, as well as the surrounding Oro Valley, Marana, Oracle, and other areas. Northwest Children’s Dentistry provides top-notch care for toddlers, children, teens, and special needs children. If you’re looking for a general dentist for kids in Tucson, contact us today at (520) 544-8522.