We want each procedure to be as painless as possible. To that end, our compassionate staff have several ways to help children through dental procedures.
- We frequently use laughing gas (nitrous oxide and oxygen) because it is safe and usually effective. We sequence treatment steps to gain the child’s confidence, doing the easiest things first.
- We’re the only practice in Central East Texas to offer in-office general anesthesia. This procedure is safely administered by a qualified anesthesiologist and used in instances when children are young, uncooperative, or need extensive dental work.
- Oral sedation is also available for dental surgery. Often easier to administer, your child must be 4 years of age or older for it to be safe and effective.
Whenever we need to use a sedative, we’ll consult you first. Your child’s safety and well-being is our foremost concern.