Pediatric Dentists Practicing Sedation Dentistry

Also termed as pediatricians of dentistry, the dentist of this category specializes in offering wide-ranging preventive and therapeutic Pediatric Dental Care to the children, infants and teenagers and the ones with special needs (such as disabled or mentally challenged or chronically ill patients).

Peabody dentists are appropriate choices for parents who want to provide specialized dental treatment to their children. Each dentist practicing Pediatric dentistry Peabody MA is skilled to handle common conditions to those who have other disorders such as down syndrome, seizure disorders, vision/hearing impairments, cleft palate, cleft lip, and other craniofacial conditions, etc.

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Apart from the regular dental care provided by these pediatric dentists, they provide brushing and diet/nutrition recommendations and advice regular & detailed cleaning through fluoride treatments. Dentist in Peabody makes use of sealants which save the kids from cavities. They are qualified to practice Sedation Dentistry. The treatments of sedation dentistry include the following:

  • Oral Medication: Orthodontist Peabody MA makes a selection of medication that helps in relaxing the children and do not make him/her unconscious. They ensure that the medication keeps the children responsive to direction and touch. This is highly recommended to children who remain nervous, restless or are young.
  • Nitrous oxide (“laughing gas“): This is regarded as the safest sedative in dentistry used by majority of Pediatric Dentist Peabody MA. This helps in bringing down the anxiety levels and gagging in children and facilitates to make the appointments a little longer. Children remain cognizant during treatment and after the treatment; their recovery is fast and complete.
  • Local Anesthetics: This is regarded as a topical anesthetic which is quite similar to a teething gel. The same is applied with a cotton swab to avoid pain on the surface. Sedation dentistry involves use of a local anesthetic, namely Lidocaine which is often injected in a specific area to avoid discomfort during the treatment.
  • General Anesthesia: General anesthesia is used for treatments that involve extreme pain and immediately put the patients to sleep. This is a preferred treatment for a child who has a mental / physical disability and demands a perfect hospital setting.

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