Sedation Dentistry

We understand that dental visits can be stressful for children. That is why we offer sedation dentistry. It is a safe, effective solution to help your child receive the dental care they need in a relaxed and comfortable manner. Our pediatric sedation dentistry in North Carolina is designed to help children who struggle with dental anxiety, fear of needles or drills, and special needs. Sedation dentistry involves the use of medication to help patients relax during dental procedures. Depending on the level of sedation needed, it can range from mild relaxation to full unconsciousness. Our team of highly trained dentists will carefully assess your child’s individual needs and determine the appropriate level of sedation.

In addition to helping children with dental anxiety, our pediatric sedation dentistry can also benefit those with a strong gag reflex or difficulty sitting still for extended periods. This can be especially helpful for young children who may have trouble staying still during longer procedures. To learn about Clifton & Mauney Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry’s pediatric dentistry, call us at 888.339.8108 today.

girl smiling while at the dentist

What Is Pediatric Sedation Dentistry?

Pediatric sedation dentistry involves the use of medication to help children relax during dental procedures. It is a highly beneficial approach, especially for children who experience anxiety or fear associated with dental visits, have special needs, or need extensive dental work. Sedation dentistry began as a way to treat individuals with severe dental phobias, but it has since evolved into a standard practice for children’s dentistry.

There are several types of sedation used in pediatric dentistry, including:

Each type of sedation has its own benefits and risks, and our team of dentists will carefully consider your child’s needs to determine the most appropriate sedation method.


How Does Sedation Dentistry Work?

Sedation dentistry works by administering sedatives that induce a state of relaxation and calm. Depending on the child’s age, health, and level of anxiety, different types of sedation may be used, ranging from mild nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to deeper sedation with oral sedatives or intravenous medications.

At Clifton & Mauney, we carefully assess each child to determine the most appropriate level of sedation. We consistently monitor vital signs throughout the procedure, ensuring the highest standards of safety.

a little girl smiling about to receive sedation dentistry
a little boy having his teeth check before receiving sedation dentistry

Benefits of Sedation Dentistry for Children

Sedation dentistry offers numerous benefits for children:

Sedation often allows dentists to perform more work in fewer appointments, saving you time and reducing the number of visits your child needs. Most importantly, positive experiences at the dentist early in life can help foster a lifetime of good oral health habits.

Call Clifton & Mauney Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry Today

We invite you to discover the benefits of pediatric sedation dentistry for your child at our Chapel Hill, NC, clinic. Our team of experienced professionals is committed to providing compassionate, high-quality care tailored to meet your child’s unique needs.

Parents throughout North Carolina trust us to deliver exceptional pediatric dentistry services in a warm, welcoming environment. Contact Clifton & Mauney Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry today at 888.339.8108 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping your child achieve a healthy, radiant smile. Your child’s comfort and well-being are our top priority. Let us show you how we can make their dental visits a positive experience.