Kids Dental Center
Pediatric Dentist located in Greenbelt, MD
If your child fears dental work or can’t tolerate the sounds, smells, and touch associated with dental care, sedation dentistry is the solution. Bosede Adeniji, DDS, at Kids Dental Center has extensive experience safely administering anesthesia and sedation, so your child can get the dental care they need. She also understands that the dental chair may be more than some kids can handle, so she proudly provides sedation dentistry in the hospital when needed. To learn more, call the office in Greenbelt, Maryland, or book an appointment online.
Sedation Dentistry Q & A
Is medication all there is to sedation dentistry?
Sedation dentistry uses a variety of medications and methods to:
- Eliminate pain
- Help your child relax
- Relieve anxiety and fear
Although medication is the primary tool for sedation dentistry, gentle dentistry techniques can help your child relax and tolerate their dental experience.
The team at Kids Dental Center practice gentle dentistry. They start by creating a child-friendly environment that helps your child feel comfortable. The team takes the time to talk with your child, learn their fears, and go step-by-step.
Dr. Adeniji knows how to connect with children and explain dental procedures in simple terms kids can understand. She can often help them feel comfortable enough to avoid sedation medication.
What should I do if my child has dental phobia or special needs?
The team at Kids Dental Center proudly and patiently serves all children, helping them receive the dental care they need. When you call and explain your child’s needs, the team works with you to create a plan that focuses on accommodation.
What types of sedation are available?
Local anesthesia effectively eliminates the pain associated with most dental procedures. A local anesthetic, however, doesn’t relieve anxiety or help children who have a hard time tolerating the sensory stimulation of dental procedures.
That’s why Dr. Adeniji offers several options and different levels of sedation.
Nitrous oxide is inhaled through a mask, helps your child relax, diminishes anxiety, and tends to make the recipient feel removed from the activity in their mouth. A local anesthetic combined with nitrous oxide is effective for many children.
Deep sedation or general anesthesia
Total sedation uses intravenous medication to put your child into a state of unconsciousness. Dr. Adeniji provides this specialized service at the hospital to ensure your child’s safety.
If you have questions about sedation dentistry or you’d like to discuss your child’s unique needs, call Kids Dental Center or use online booking to schedule an appointment.