We recognize that some of our young patients may feel anxious or apprehensive about receiving dental care. Dr. Davis and staff work hard to make sure that your child has a comfortable, positive experience, and that's why we are pleased to offer sedation dentistry for those patients needing a little extra comfort before receiving treatment. Feeling anxious about receiving dental care should never prevent having a beautiful, healthy smile.
Our office is proud to offer customized sedation dentistry that is safe and effective.
There are different types of sedation dentistry. Dr. Davis will educate you and help you decide on a personalized treatment plan that will give your child the care they need while ensuring comfort every step of the way.
Is my child a good candidate for Sedation Dentistry?
Any patients who experience dental anxiety are good candidates for sedation dentistry. If your child has any of the following fears, concerns or special circumstances, Dr. Davis might recommend sedation dentistry as an option for their next dental treatment.
- Extreme dental anxiety or fear of visiting the dentist
- Fear of needles and/or shots
- Past traumatic dental experience
- Can't handle the smells or noises of being at a dentist's office
- Has overly sensitive teeth, a strong gag reflex, or trouble getting numb
- Requires a more complex dental treatment
- Wishes to have a more comfortable dental treatment
- Under the age of 3 years old
- Has underlying health conditions
If you feel that your child could benefit from sedation dentistry, please contact us and let us know how we can better accommodate your family’s needs.
IV Sedation Dentistry
Our office provides IV Sedation dentistry in-office with our anesthesiologist. This type of sedation dentistry is a common route for our patients needing more extensive treatment. IV Sedation dentistry is a great option for patients who might be apprehensive to treatment or need a more relaxed enviroment to help keep their teeth healthy and strong.
Common questions about IV sedation dentistry
We understand that before receiving treatment, you may have many questions about IV sedation dentistry. Here are some of the most common questions and answers about IV sedation dentistry.
- Will my child feel anything during treatment?
In most cases, patients do not feel anything. There is very little discomfort, and many patients wake up feeling relaxed and comfortable with almost no memory of the treatment.
- Is IV sedation dentistry the same as being unconscious?
No. Your child will still be conscious and responsive, however, they will be in a deep state of relaxation.
- Is IV sedation dentistry safe?
IV sedation dentistry is a safe and effective way for many patients to receive dental treatment. Before starting treatment with IV sedation, Dr. Davis will talk with you and help you decide if IV sedation is right for your child’s treatment.
Outpatient General Anesthesia Dentistry
Dr. Davis is on staff with the Texas Pediatric Surgery Center in North Richland Hills. These rights allow Dr. Davis to see patients in a hospital setting for specfic cases where a patient may have underlying health conditions or special circumstances.