At myKIDSdds in Dallas we strive to make sure your child grows up excited about going to the dentist. In fact, one of Dr. Kogut’s main goals is to create an environment where the only time a kiddo cries is when they are leaving our office, as a teenager, at the end of their last visit. With that said, we do understand that going to the dentist may cause some anxiety, especially for children. That’s why we place such an importance on introductions and explanations. You’re kiddo will know who they are talking to and won’t be surprised during their visit (unless, of course, it’s with a balloon or toy).  Another way we make your child’s visit more comfortable is by offering sedation dentistry. We have three sedation options available and here is a little information about each.

Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous Oxide, typically called ‘laughing gas’ because it often makes patients giggly, is a type of medication mixed with oxygen and is given via a mask placed over the nose. This sedation option usually takes five minutes to take full effect. Once the medication sets in, your child will feel significantly more relaxed. After the procedure, pure oxygen will be pumped through the mask for a few minutes and the effects of the gas will be gone completely.

Oral Sedation

This type of sedation is usually given 20-minutes prior to the procedure and is taken as a pill or in liquid form. Oral sedation will help your child to feel calm and sleepy during the treatment. Your child may still feel some of the effects of the oral sedation afterwards, and that is entirely normal. We’ll make sure to give you some aftercare guidelines.

IV Sedation

If the procedure is more complicated or if your child requires more than just ‘laughing gas’ or oral sedation, we offer IV sedation. We’ll give your child an IV and administer just the right amount of sedative for their body type and oral treatment. Similar to oral sedation, your child may still feel a little bit of the sedative after their treatment is complete, but we’ll make sure to keep you updated on what you need to know to care for them at home.

Children’s Dentistry and Orthodontist in Dallas

At myKIDSdds, our team aspires to be recognized as the premier center for pediatric dentistry and orthodontics in Dallas by providing the best dental experience and highest quality of care to our patients with integrity, compassion and love. We care for your children as if they were our own so you can rest assured that our skilled (and very fun) team of dental professionals, along side an award winning kid-friendly environment will have your little one begging to stay! We would love to schedule an office tour or book an appointment, just give us call or schedule online! We can’t wait to meet you and your family!

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