Adelberg Montalvan Pediatric Dental proudly offers pediatric sedation dentistry on Long Island, NY, with locations in Massapequa Park, Nesconset, and West Islip. Call your local office to make an appointment.
Although modern dentistry is generally pain-free, many children as well as adults have a strong fear of the dentist, special needs or are very young. Pediatric sedation dentistry can help. It can also make things much easier if your child needs an especially complicated procedure.
Laughing gas is our preferred sedation option for most children because it is very mild. Your child will inhale a gentle blend of nitrogen and oxygen through a mask over the nose, inducing deep relaxation and relieving fear. Your child can remove the mask at any time, and the sedation wears off in just a few seconds.
When necessary, and after a discussion of all treatment options, IV sedation uses medications to allow the patient to go to sleep while receiving dental treatment. Patients with high levels of anxiety, with special needs, or extensive treatment plans may benefit from IV Sedation. The doctor can discuss the risks and benefits of general anesthesia to help you decide if this is a good choice for your child.
Our office uses a medical anesthesia team consisting of an anesthesiologist and nurse or second anesthesiologist. The medicines and monitoring equipment that our office uses is the same as what would be used in any modern hospital as is the training that the team receives. We follow the same highest standards and protocols suggested by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
If you are on Long Island and your child has dental fears, special needs or needs extensive work, consider sedation dentistry. Just call our office at (516) 798-1111 (Massapequa Park), (631) 360-7337 (Nesconset), or (631) 661-7337 (West Islip) to schedule your child’s initial evaluation.