While we do our best to make your little one feel relaxed and at ease in our office, sometimes sedation is an option if cooperation or safety are an issue.
Is Sedation Necessary For My Child?
While we do our best to make your child feel relaxed and at ease in our office, sometimes sedation is an option if cooperation or safety are an issue.
Nitrous oxide, better known as laughing gas, is a mild form of sedation for children who are anxious about their scheduled treatments. Nitrous oxide helps your child relax while they remain fully conscious. It’s generally well-tolerated, and has a rapid onset and recovery. For patients who have a severe gag reflex, nitrous oxide can help reduce this strong reflex so that it doesn’t interfere with effective dental treatment.
General anesthesia (GA) is an option for extremely apprehensive children, very young children who need extensive dental treatments, and children with special needs who would not do well with treatment in the routine office setting. All of the dental work will be completed in one visit while your child is under general anesthesia. This offers a less traumatic experience for your little one and helps them to maintain a positive attitude towards their oral health. Dr. Kabakoff has hospital privileges at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center (CCMC) where she does all of her operating room procedures.
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Complimentary Meet & Greets
Overcoming the fear of going to the dentist can be a challenge. That’s why we encourage parents to bring their little ones for a tour of the office and to meet the team. Their dentist will “count their teeth” and show them how cool going to the dentist can be, so they can get excited about their oral health!