Ballantyne Pediatric Dentistry

Kids Sedation Dentistry in Ballantyne & Charlotte, NC

We will always choose the most conservative treatment options available to your child, and we seek to use non-invasive procedures whenever possible. However, there are times when your child may need to be sedated to care for them properly. Ultimately, their safety and comfort are our utmost concern.

Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Laughing gas is the common term for Nitrous Oxide, a safe and mild method used during dental procedures. Your child will be awake and responsive throughout the procedure, in a more relaxed state. Because this type of dentistry is short-lived with a gentle effect, it is often used for children. Nitrous Oxide puts patients at ease to remain relaxed during dental procedures allowing the anxious child a more pleasant dental experience! We customize each case individually and will discuss sedation only if necessary.

Hospital Dentistry

At Ballantyne Pediatric Dentistry your child’s safety and comfort are our top priorities, especially for procedures requiring full sedation. We offer safe and effective hospital dentistry services at Valleygate Pediatric Dental Surgery Center, Novant, and Atrium Health facilities, ensuring your child receives the highest standard of care in a controlled environment.

Get the peace of mind your child’s dental experience deserves with patient-focused advanced sedation options.  

Oral Sedation

Oral conscious sedation (OCS) is a safe, effective, and non-invasive method to help increase cooperation and reduce anxiety and discomfort/pain associated with dental treatment. Various medications can be used to sedate a child and are selected based on your child’s age, overall health, level of anxiety, and dental treatment recommendations.

Once the medications have been administered orally, it may take up to an hour or more before your child shows signs of sedation and is ready for dental treatment. In addition to the oral medication, No2 gas will be used in conjunction to help achieve an ideal level of sedation. Most children become relaxed and drowsy and may drift into a light sleep from which they can be aroused easily. Unlike general anesthesia, sedation is not intended to make a patient unconscious or unresponsive.