Gentle Sedation Dentistry for Your Child
Healthy smiles start with successful visits to the dentist. While many children develop a fear of the dentist, there are gentle treatment methods available to ensure that their experience is positive.
Ask Dr. Lal about minimal pediatric dental sedation on the Upper West Side. Our team is committed to patient comfort at every visit.
Sedation Dentistry for Children
Adding nitrous oxide helps calm nerves and puts your child at ease. Also called laughing gas, this sedation treatment creates feelings of comfort when applied. A small, clear covering is placed over your child’s nose before treatment starts. As they breathe normally, they begin to feel relaxed, allowing their treatment to be completed efficiently.
Dr. Lal is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and follows all guidelines for the administration of this treatment. Dental sedation with nitrous oxide is a safe, proven method of relaxing care. The more comfortable children get with dental care over time, the less likely they are to need sedation in the future.
Dental Anxiety Management: Entertaining Children In-Office
In the event that you’d prefer alternatives for helping your child feel at-ease, Dr. Lal’s offers 3D video eyewear entertainment.
These goggles offer guided imagery and enhance your child’s coping mechanisms. Your child can watch their favorite movie or even play video games using a Bluetooth wireless remote. They will be immersed in another world and taken out of the environment of the dental office.
Ask our Pediatric Dentist about Gentle Dentistry
We help your child increase feelings of comfort while their teeth are cleaned or restored. We create positive relationships between your child and our team. Contact our office to learn more about pediatric dental sedation or how we can keep your child occupied with in-chair movies and games. Schedule a consultation today!