At Parvathi Pokala, DDS & Associates, we prioritize your child’s comfort throughout every visit, and strive to make dental care a relaxing, stress-free experience. While our team always delivers the most precise, gentle treatment, we understand children may still experience worry and apprehension when it comes to dental care, and as needed offer safe and controlled sedation techniques to mitigate dental anxiety. Our pediatric sedation dentist in San Diego will discuss with you your child’s treatment options and help determine a course of care that meets your child’s individual needs.
Sedation dentistry creates a deep sense of calm and relaxation, inhibits gag reflexes and can make a lengthy procedure feel like it’s over in just minutes. Children who struggle with dental anxiety and dental phobia, or who need to undergo extensive treatment, can benefit from dental sedation. We offer several sedation options, including nitrous oxide, oral sedatives and IV sedation. Nitrous oxide sedation, also called laughing gas, will help your child feel most at ease throughout treatment and wears off quickly by the time treatment is complete. With oral sedation, your child will take a prescription medication before his or her appointment, which help your child feel deeply relaxed by the time treatment begins. IV sedation is administered directly into the bloodstream, and will help your child feel so deeply relaxed, it’s almost like being asleep. With all forms of sedation, your child will still be able to respond to verbal cues from our pediatric sedation dentist in San Diego. As required in certain cases, we also provide in-hospital dental care under general anesthesia.
A positive experience with our pediatric sedation dentist in San Diego helps eliminate negative associations with the dentist’s chair, making your next child’s dental appointment much easier. At Parvathi Pokala, DDS & Associates we provide personalized, compassionate care at every visit. To learn more about pediatric sedation dentistry or to schedule an appointment, call today.