Here at NoPo Kids Dentistry, Doctor Staci and her team are true pros with behavior management and mastering the art of distraction. We like to think that we a ‘Tooth Ninjas.’ That being said, some younger or more fearful children still need anesthesia options to address their dental issues. We offer an array of options for parents and will help discuss all choices with you at your consultation to see what the best option may be for your child.
- Nitrous Oxide or “Laughing Gas/Happy Air” is a helpful tool that we frequently use to help children relax. It is breathed in and out through a scented mask that rests gently over the nose. Children on laughing gas do not fall asleep and are able to communicate clearly. Laughing gas is a safe, fast acting, and effective way to make an appointment more enjoyable. If you have concerns with MTHFR mutation, Doctor Staci is very knowledgeable about the topic and is happy to discuss this in detail with you.
- IV Sedation and Hospital Dentistry IV sedation is used to ensure that your child receives comprehensive dental care in a safe, controlled, stress-free manner. At an IV sedation appointment, a board-certified anesthesiologist is at the office, along with monitoring personnel, to administer medications and ensure that while your child is asleep, he or she is safe and comfortable. While asleep, all of your child’s cavities will be treated. Doctor Staci maintains credentials at Legacy Emanuel Hospital and has many connections to Doernbecher Children’s Hospital and Providence Hospital in case your child needs a hospital setting for their anesthesia due to extensive medical needs. If you have concerns with MTHFR mutation, Doctor Staci is very knowledgeable about the topic and is happy to discuss this in detail with you.