Safe Sedation Dentistry for Northampton & Amherst, MA
When it comes to caring for children, our pediatric specialists in Northampton and Amherst, MA always make comfort a priority. Anxiety is a common problem among little ones, as is overstimulation and outright fear. Thankfully, our sedation dentistry services can make a big difference, helping patients feel relaxed and at ease as we take care of their teeth and gums. Other options are available if needed to ensure that their experience is as ideal and pain-free as possible. Dr. Tremblay and Dr. Yang want to see your child smiling big as they leave Northampton Pediatric Dentistry!
Nitrous oxide is a very safe sedation option, and it’s well-proven to help patients of all ages feel more relaxed and content as their oral treatment is performed. We’ll administer the gas to your son or daughter through a nasal mask, gauging their reaction at all times so that we can confirm they’re at ease. In addition to producing warm feelings, nitrous oxide should also reduce their gag reflex and help them stay still for a long period of time.
One of the best benefits of using nitrous oxide is that the effects wear off within minutes, allowing you and your child to resume regular activities with virtually no downtime.
During most oral treatments, our team will provide your little one with local anesthesia in a careful and comfortable manner. This process eliminates virtually any pain they may have experienced by numbing the treated area. Numbness usually lasts for a few hours, and parents should keep an eye on their child to make sure they don’t accidentally bite their lips or cheeks.
If we simply can’t provide the high caliber of safe, comfortable dental care your child deserves in either of our office spaces, Dr. Yang and Dr. Tremblay may recommend hospital dentistry. The procedure will take place in an operating room at Cooley Dickinson Hospital’s Surgical Day Care Center, and a skilled anesthesiologist will be onsite to provide your child with general anesthesia and monitor their vitals as we treat their smile. In these cases, an overnight stay is typically not necessary. This allows parents to take their child home so they can rest in a familiar setting instead of a hospital room.