Emergency Dental Care

Emergency Dental Care in East Little York and Highway 6

Management of our young patients’ discomfort and anxiety is a primary consideration of your Houston pediatric dentist — but when it’s necessary we administer and monitor it extremely carefully given the age of our patients. At Hermosa Dental we offer the following types of pain management and anxiety relief:

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  • Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas): A mild form of sedation, laughing gas is the preferred option by our Houston dentists for treating most children. The gentle mix of nitrogen and oxygen is inhaled through a facial mask that covers the nose. Deep relaxation is induced immediately, relieving anxiety and fear. Once your child removes the mask, the sedating effects wear off within seconds.
  • Conscious Sedation: If your child is younger or particularly nervous or fearful about dental visits then conscious sedation can be helpful. Conscious sedation eases the anxiety that your child may experience for a calm dental experience. It is also recommended if your child is coming in for extensive treatment or has special needs. Your child’s dentist will prescribe a medication for conscious sedation based on your child’s overall health and recommended dental treatments.
  • IV Sedation: Patients with severe anxiety, special needs or those in need of extensive procedures may benefit from IV sedation. It is a type of conscious sedation that allows the patient to respond to verbal suggestions and answer questions during the procedure. IV sedation produces a sense of calmness and relaxation. Your Houston pediatric dentist will discuss treatment options and all the potential risks and benefits of choosing general anesthesia for your child.
  • General anesthesia: General anesthesia typically involves a combination of laughing gas and IV sedation. The controlled state of unconsciousness eliminates movement, awareness, and discomfort during treatment. Sometimes general anesthesia is necessary to provide the best quality pediatric dental care. Our Houston, TX dental office provides general anesthesia by a professional anesthesiologist or in a hospital setting.
  • Local Anesthesia: This numbing agent is applied to gum tissue at or near the treatment area, the anesthetic wears off after the dental procedure. Local anesthesia allows for a more comfortable experience during pediatric dental treatments.

Hermosa Dental proudly offers sedation dentistry in Houston, TX. Contact our local office to schedule your child’s appointment.

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