Sedation Dentistry

Dr Jared Pearson

If your child feels anxious or nervous about visiting a pediatric dentist, then we invite you to ask us about our sedation dentistry. We offer sedation at Mountainland Pediatric Dentistry to help children feel calm and relaxed, especially if they require extensive dental treatments.

Sedation dentistry is a wonderful choice for patients who feel anxious or nervous about their dental treatment. Sedation dentistry involves using a sedative medication to help you feel more relaxed and calm during your dental visit. There are several types of sedation dentistry available based on your child’s individual needs and preferences:

  • Nitrous oxide, (laughing gas), which is a sedative gas that is mixed with oxygen. Your child simply inhales the gas during their treatment to help them feel more relaxed. Nitrous oxide is a mild form of sedation that wears off within just a few minutes after we stop the flow of gas.
  • IV sedation, which involves administering the medication intravenously (through the veins). This type of sedation enables our anesthetist specialist to provide the sedation more quickly, and the specialist can also easily control the level of sedation to ensure that your child stays comfortable.
  • Hospital sedation involves IV sedation performed by an anesthesiologist in an outpatient setting at a hospital or surgical center. Our team may recommend this option if your child needs more extensive treatment.

Sedation dentistry will help your child feel more comfortable during their treatment. Our experienced dentist and dental team will ensure that your entire treatment is safe. Each member of our team is highly trained, and we will carefully monitor your child during their visit.

If your child suffers from dental anxiety, if your child has had negative experiences at the dentist in the past, or if your child simply feels nervous about their treatment, sedation dentistry can help them feel more at ease. Sedation dentistry is also a good choice for patients who have difficulty getting numb or who have an extremely sensitive gag reflex.

Please call Dr. Jared Pearson and our team today if you would like to learn more about sedation dentistry in Lehi, Utah.