Sedation Dentistry – Naperville, IL

Calming, Relaxing Dental Care

It should come as no surprise that many children suffer from dental anxiety. This can change the way they view the dentist’s office, making it increasingly difficult for parents to keep their regularly scheduled dental checkups and cleanings. But Dr. Cory and Dr. Nicole want to flip the script when it comes to scary dental office experiences. Instead, children can expect a kid-friendly, compassionate, and welcoming vibe when entering our office, and to ensure they remain calm throughout their visit, we offer sedation dentistry. Call us to find out if your child might be a candidate for nitrous oxide or general anesthesia.

Why Choose G&G Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics for Sedation Dentistry?

  • Zero-Interest Financing Available
  • Specialists with Years of Experience and Training
  • Compassionate Dental Team

Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Also known as “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide is a mild form of sedation that is safe to use on children. Capable of calming anxiety-ridden patients, it is a colorless and odorless gas that is inhaled through a nasal mask. Once placed on your child’s face, they will begin to breathe in the mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen. They will soon begin to feel more comfortable and relaxed, allowing our team to complete necessary work that is designed to improve their smile. Once the mask is removed and the gas is turned off, the effects will quickly dissipate, allowing your little one to resume normal activity immediately following their appointment.

General Anesthesiology

If general anesthesiology is recommended for your child, it is likely because they suffer from extreme dental anxiety or are preparing to undergo multiple dental treatments during one appointment. We will administer the medication via an IV that is inserted in the hand or bend of the elbow. Soon, your child will be fully sedated, allowing them to sleep through the entire procedure. Our team will closely monitor them to ensure their safety throughout the appointment. Once the IV is removed, they will likely remain groggy the rest of the day and will be required to return home and rest.