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Sedation Dentistry – South Loop • Chicago, IL

A Relaxing Visit Every Time

Relaxed teen in dental chair

You don’t have to be a parent or have a degree in dentistry to know that many children just don’t like going to the dentist. In fact, some are downright terrified. At Chicago Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, we’re able to soothe even the most frazzled nerves thanks to sedation dentistry. These treatments are safe, effective, and proven to make dental appointments go much more smoothly for parents, children, and the dentist alike. If you think your child could benefit from sedation dentistry at their next appointment, be sure to give us a call to discuss their options.

Why Choose Chicago Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics for Sedation Dentistry?

  • Sedation available for any procedure
  • Safe & gentle: Nitrous oxide
  • Warm, friendly, & highly-skilled team

Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Child with nitrous oxide nasal mask

Nitrous oxide, otherwise known as laughing gas, has been used by dentists for over 100 years to help patients relax during their appointments. It can be used with a wide variety of procedures to help children achieve a warm, happy, and somewhat “floaty” feeling that should instantly help them become calm. They simply inhale the gas mixed with oxygen through a small nasal mask that stays on for the entire appointment. Afterward, the gas’ effects wear off almost instantly, meaning a child can quickly resume their normal routine.

General Anesthesia

Little boy receiving dental exam

General anesthesia enables a child to literally sleep through their appointment and wake up with no memory of it afterward. This is why it is sometimes aptly referred to as “sleep dentistry.” We typically only recommend this for children who need extensive dental care, have mental or physical special needs, or have an extreme fear of the dentist. It involves the administration of a sedative via IV, so we will go over your child’s full medical history to make sure everything is safe beforehand.