At OPDSF Pediatric Dentistry, San Francisco, California, we are committed to providing quality care to our patients safely and comfortably. We offer Sedation Dentistry and Hospital Dentistry to anxious and young children, as well as those with special health care needs who require considerable or extensive treatment.
Here are a few words about helping anxious and young children cope with necessary dental treatment safely and comfortably using sedation. There are different levels of sedation:
Minimal and moderate are when the child is awake, interactive and responsive. We use minimal and moderate sedation to complement our behavior guidance techniques in the office The child takes the sedative by mouth, and laughing gas is used.
To enhance safety, if a child requires a deeper level of sedation or general anesthesia, we perform the treatment in an out-patient hospital setting with a medical anesthesia team.
Our pediatric dentists will advise and work with you to determine the most appropriate option for you child.