Pediatric Sedation Dentistry in Bethesda

Make your child’s dental procedure easier, relaxing, and pain-free with our pediatric sedation dentistry in Bethesda and Chevy Chase.

Pediatric sedation dentistry eliminates the fear and discomfort associated with certain dental procedures, making for a more positive experience overall. Looking for a way to make your child’s next dentist visit more comfortable, and anxiety-free?  Ask us about pediatric sedation dentistry!

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What is Pediatric Sedation Dentistry?

When you were a child, did you ever fall asleep at the beginning of a trip – and when you woke up – you were already there?  Wasn’t that awesome!  Imagine if your child could do that during a necessary, but potentially uncomfortable dental procedure.  With pediatric sedation dentistry, they can!  – Dr. Elizabeth Shin

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Sedation Dentisty Helps Your Child Relax and Stay Comfortable During a Dental Procedure.

Pediatric sedation dentistry is a great way to make sure your child’s dental visit is as comfortable and anxiety-free as possible. By using sedation, Dr. Shin can work more efficiently and effectively because your child is relaxed and pain-free. Sedation dentistry also eliminates the fear and discomfort associated with dental procedures, making for a more positive experience overall.  There are several benefits of pediatric sedation dentistry including:

  • No memory of the dental procedure
  • No anxiety or fear during the treatment
  • No sense of sound or smell
  • No sense of time while under sedation
  • No pain or discomfort

So if you’re looking for a way to make your child’s next dentist visit easier, consider sedation dentistry!

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Types of Pediatric Dental Sedation

If your child is anxious about dental procedures, pediatric sedation dentistry may be a good option. BCC Pediatric Dentistry offers all levels of sedation to meet the needs of each individual child. This includes inhalation sedation, oral sedation, IV sedation, and hospital general anesthesia.

Sedation dentistry can help your child feel more relaxed and comfortable during dental procedures. It can also help reduce anxiety, gagging, and fear. The type of sedation your child receives will depend on their individual needs and the procedure being performed.

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Inhalation Sedation

Inhalation sedation, also known as laughing gas (nitrous oxide), is the most common type of pediatric dental sedation. It is a safe and effective way to help your child relax during dental procedures.

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Oral Sedation

Oral sedation is another option that can be used for children who are anxious about dental procedures. Oral sedation can be administered with different medications. The medications and related dosages used by BCC Pediatric Dentistry are individualized for each child.
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IV Sedation

IV sedation is another type of pediatric dental sedation.  It is administered by a pediatric dental anesthesiologist. IV sedation is preferred for extensive dental treatments for children who are very anxious, fearful, or have special needs. In most cases, IV sedation can be performed in the office avoiding the need to go to the hospital.  During IV sedation, you can stay with your child up to the moment when they are sedated and ready for their dental procedure.

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Hospital Dentistry

Hospital dentistry and hospital general anesthesia are recommended for children with some underlying medical condition that requires the child to be admitted to the hospital where other services are available if needed.

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What Moms & Dads Say:

Dr. Shin is very friendly and very knowledgeable, I trust her decisions and she always answers all my questions before starting treatment, my kids like their dentist and their hygienist and I’m glad they are taking all the necessary precautions for CoViD19 prevention.

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Dr. Shin is very friendly and experienced. My 6-year old daughter loves visiting Dr. Shin's dental office.

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Dr. Shin is the best kids dentist in Bethesda!  She is so great with my son. He's already asking when we can go back to see her.  We're so happy we found Dr. Shin.  Anyone looking for a pediatric dentist should look no further than BCC Pediatric Dentistry.  

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