Sedation Dentistry

Grand Rapids Pediatric Sedation Dentistry

Sometimes children need a little extra help to have their treatment completed. Sedation is a very safe and often very effective option. Dr. Brett will talk with you to decide if this may be right for your child. Your child's safety is our number one priority, and we do everything to ensure this.

Nitrous Oxide

Commonly known as laughing gas, this allows a child to relax and remain calm during dental treatment. It is very safe and effective. Nitrous oxide is quick acting, remains in the body for a short time, and wears off completely within minutes after using it.

Oral Conscious Sedation

For children that need additional help to remain calm and relaxed, this often helps. Kids drink medicine that puts them into a heightened state of relaxation. Following treatment, children are to be monitored closely at home for the remainder of the day. Dr. Brett has extensive training with oral conscious sedation, and is one of the many things that sets him apart.

General Anesthesia

For children that cannot be safely treated in our office, treatment under general anesthesia at a local hospital may be necessary. It's a team approach – Dr. Brett and his staff provide the dental care while an anesthesiologist provides the anesthesia.