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Sedation Dentistry in San Diego

Making Sure Your Child Is Safe & Comfortable

We fully understand that safety is the top consideration when it comes to your child’s dental needs. It’s ours as well! Sedation dentistry is often the safest and most realistic option for young or especially nervous patients who are in need of dental procedures. Our San Diego sedation dentistry team is highly trained and knows the proper sedation techniques. It is our priority to reduce the risk and stress level for both you and your child during all stages of the treatment.

Worry no more. Dr. J Shahangian and team provide the full gamut of sedation services to safely treat your child. Call (858) 252-0577 for more information about our sedation dentistry in San Diego.

Common Sedation Methods

There are many different types and levels of sedation. A member of our San Diego dental team can help you understand the available options and decide on which is the best for your child and their needs.

Depending on the situation, we may use:

  • Nitrous oxide - Also known as laughing gas, this is a mild sedative that doesn’t usually cause children to go to sleep but instead helps them become more relaxed.
  • Mild sedation - Commonly used for older children, this method also tends to allow the patient to stay awake but remain calm.
  • Moderate sedation - Often puts children into a light sleep where they are able to breathe on their own and can easily be woken after the procedure.
  • Deep sedation - Puts your child into a deep sleep for the procedure where they will likely be put on oxygen as a precaution as well.
  • General anesthesia - Allows your child to be completely asleep and pain-free, and can sometimes cause grogginess upon waking.

    Call (858) 252-0577 for an Appointment

    Pediatric sedation is a safe and effective way to help your child overcome their anxiety as they receive necessary dental treatments. The dental experts at Scripps Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics can help you prepare your child before the procedure and we know how to provide the proper care once it’s over. By working together, we can provide your child with a stress-free dental experience and get them the treatment they need.

    Healthy smiles and happiness start here. Schedule your child’s appointment for sedation dentistry in San Diego now at (858) 252-0577.

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