Sedation Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry in Fairfield, Norwalk & Monroe

Young girl checking out a model of teeth before her dental procedure starting with sedation dentistry to relieve anxiety. Dental anxiety is a common experience, especially in children. At Kids First, we want every child to feel comfortable receiving the care they need. Sedation dentistry helps people of all ages relax and have a positive experience while receiving routine dental exams, orthodontic exams, and other dental treatments.

The Wand® Painless Injections

The Wand® is a computer-controlled local anesthetic injection system that helps conquer fear, pain and anxiety, making it ideal for our patients! It doesn’t look or feel like a syringe, so your child doesn’t need to fear a needle during their visit.

The Wand® also allows our doctors to complete injections that don’t numb the lips or facial muscles. Whether needles and injections make your child nervous or not, The Wand® helps your child’s doctor at Kids First make sure your child is comfortable throughout their entire dental procedure.

Nitrous Oxide

If your child is anxious, has special needs or just needs extra help staying calm and comfortable, our doctors may recommend the use of nitrous oxide. Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is a completely safe way to help children receive the dental care they need without anxiety or fear.

Once the dental treatment is over the gas will be completely out of their system in only a few minutes. Nitrous oxide is widely considered to be low risk and at Kids First, our goal is to always care for your child’s dental health in the safest way possible.

Oral Sedation

Girl blowing bubbles to help her lessen anxiety about her dental visit where she will get laughing gas as a sedation dentistry option. If you choose oral sedation for your child, they will take a pill a short time before their dental appointment. This type of sedation dentistry will help decrease anxiety in your child by toning down activity in the parts of their brain that cause them to feel anxious or afraid.

IV Sedation

This type of sedation dentistry is used at Kids First as an option for patients with moderate to high levels of dental anxiety. Your child will receive a sedation medicine directly through a small IV catheter.

General Anesthesia

Used primarily in oral surgery, this sedation dentistry option will put your child completely under anesthesia, ensuring they are entirely unaware of the procedure. This type of sedation is typically used if your child has to have extensive oral surgery or their wisdom teeth removed.

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