Helping your child get the dental care they need.
- Reduce dental anxiety
- Make treatment quick and easy
- Keep your child comfortable
When Local Anesthetic Isn’t Enough
If your child needs a complex procedure, is fearful, or has special needs, sedation dentistry can help. Under the care of our specially-trained pediatric team and nurse anesthetist, we’ll help your child get the treatments they need in an environment that’s friendly and comforting.
TALK ABOUT EASY
We’re here to help you and your child have the best experience possible.
We know that when your kiddo is scared and nervous, it affects you too. We’ll help you both understand what is happening so you can feel comfortable and safe.
It’s easy (and normal!) for kids to get agitated during complex procedures. With sedation, your child can fall asleep peacefully and not have to worry about pain or what is happening around them.
Once the procedure is complete, your child can get back to doing what they do best—being a kid! They’ll be able to enjoy life free from pain so they can keep growing and thriving.
“Our daughter needed to have a few cavities filled and one tooth needed a crown. In order to get everything done, our regular dentist referred us to Pediatric Dentistry of the Rockies and they did not disappoint! Having to sedate your child is so scary under any circumstance, but everyone there was so helpful and reassuring. It made the whole process less stressful for all of us. Our daughter got everything done in one appointment and we are so glad to have avoided dentist-related trauma for her. This place has a great team and I would recommend them to anyone!”
When Is Sedation the Right Choice?
There are a number of situations when sedation can help you and your child.
- Your child needs a complex treatment like a crown or fillings in multiple areas in their mouth
- Your child is extremely fearful or anxious and is not able to hold still for longer treatments
- Your child has special needs or sensory issues
- Your primary care dentist or pediatrician referred you to us
In any of these situations (or others!) sedation can help your child have a positive experience. They’ll comfortably and safely sleep through the procedure, making the entire experience easy and trauma-free.
“Everyone was amazing! The anesthesiologist was the best!!! He made me feel so much better about my son being sedated. I knew my baby was in good hands! The absolute greatest experience I’ve had with a pediatric dentist!”
What to Expect
We work hard to help you and your child feel comfortable and safe.
THE DAY BEFORE YOUR PROCEDURE
Before your child’s sedation appointment, we’ll let you know if they need to stop eating or drinking at a certain time. Generally, we like for kids to arrive with an empty stomach, and to only have clear liquids up to 2 hours before their procedure.
WHEN YOU CHECK IN
When you arrive at our office, we’ll take you to our special sedation opertory. Our nurse anesthetist will do a quick medical history with you, talk you through the procedure, and answer any questions you might have.
DURING THE PROCEDURE
Our nurse anesthetist will stay with your child, constantly monitoring their sedation and vitals while our team of providers complete the necessary treatments.
AFTER THE PROCEDURE
We’ll make sure your child wakes up comfortably and has their pain under control before we release them. We’ll give you clear instructions for their care for the rest of the day, schedule any necessary follow-up visits, and answer all of your questions.
THE DAY AFTER THE PROCEDURE
We’ll check in with you to see how your child is doing and offer any necessary assistance.
“Their anesthesiologist did a phenomenal job. Their level of care when it comes to assuring them was astounding and they made it so effortless and put him to sleep quickly and efficiently! I was really impressed. They were so patient, kind and encouraging with my son, who has complete anxiety when it comes to dentists in general. They made him feel comfortable, and got it all done in a great timely manner. Thanks for taking care of my boy!”
Our pediatric sedation dentistry will help your kids get the care they need without the stress.