Sedation & Sleep Dentistry

Compassionate Pediatric Sedation Dentistry in Vaughan

In the eyes of a child, the world of a dental office can seem intimidating or frightening. At Dentistry 4 Kids, we are passionate about creating a safe place for your child to enjoy the dental care they need from a team they trust. Our mother and daughter team are committed to helping your little one enjoy optimal oral health and creating a positive experience every time they visit us. That's why we offer sedation dentistry options to help alleviate anxiety.

You'll find our offices in Vaughan and Ajax, and we are proud to help your child discover a smile they love. Our team welcomes all children of all ages, including those with special needs or those who are medically compromised. We combine decades of experience with patience and compassion to help your little one feel welcome and safe. Contact us today to learn how sedation dentistry can help your child enjoy a peaceful visit.


Does My Child Need Sedation Dentistry?

We recognize that many people suffer from dental anxiety or fear, regardless of age. That's why we offer pediatric sedation dentistry to help your child feel calm and peaceful. Kids can express their feelings in a variety of ways that make it difficult to perform the dental treatments they need. A child who expresses their anxiety physically or audibly in a way that is detrimental to themselves or our team may be a great candidate for sedation dentistry because it helps them relax or even sleep through the treatment.

We care about how your little one feels and provide the space that best suits their needs and the dental service they're receiving. Our team enjoys hospital privileges, and we have a surgical suite in our office as well as in the hospital. We take your child's privacy seriously and provide closed rooms for infection control and to maximize their comfort.

Our Sedation Options

We understand that each person is different and has different needs. That's why we offer different levels of sedation so we can tailor it to your child's unique needs and comfort, based on the treatment being provided. Our team takes great care to keep the sedation safe to protect your kid's health and your peace of mind. We actively look for ways minimize any lingering side effects whenever possible, so your child can get back to enjoying their day.

  • Nitrous Oxide: Nitrous oxide is a popular sedation option for all ages. We use a comfortable mask that fits over your child's nose to administer the nitrous oxide, and once the mask is removed at the end of their treatment, the effects wear off within minutes. The gas helps your little one to feel relaxed and calm without losing consciousness. Many patients, including teens and adults, choose nitrous oxide to reduce anxiety during their biannual dental visits. This sedation option doesn't have side effects and won't impair your child's cognitive or motor functions after their appointment.
  • Oral Sedation: If your child struggles to sit still in the dentist's chair or they have a more involved procedure, then oral sedation may be the solution. Oral sedation allows your child to feel deeply relaxed during their treatment without being asleep. This option is often delivered in the form of a pill, and we wait until your child is completely calm before beginning their treatment. After the treatment, your child may experience some grogginess or impairment of their motor functions, but the feeling goes away within a few hours..
  • General Anesthesia: Our team is dedicated to helping children enjoy optimal oral health while protecting their peace of mind, and that may include using general anesthesia or pediatric sleep dentistry to keep their smile healthy. We offer general anesthesia either in our medical suite in our office or at the hospital, based on the procedure we perform and where your little one feels more comfortable. The side effects of this sedation option take longer to wear off and may include impaired cognitive and motor functions and nausea. Our compassionate dentists will provide helpful tips and instructions to help your child during the recovery period.

Children Sedation Dentistry FAQs

Your child's overall health is important, and it's natural to have questions about sedation dentistry and how it will impact your little one. That's why we encourage you to share your questions and concerns. Our team is happy to provide the answers and resources you need to make an informed decision regarding your child's treatment plan. Here are some of the most common questions we receive about pediatric sedation dentistry in Vaughan:

How do I prepare my child for pediatric sedation?

Every child is unique, and you know your little one better than anyone else. However, we recommend encouraging your child to wear comfortable, loose clothing so they feel at ease. If your child has long hair, it's helpful to pull it back into braids or pigtails so it's out of their face.

Yes. Our pediatric sedation options are safe for children. The dentists will sit down with you to review your child's medical history, including any allergies, and discuss which sedation option best fits their specific needs.

Determining whether or not your child should eat prior to receiving sedation will depend on the type of sedation and the procedure. Our team will discuss the particular requirements for your child's treatment prior to their appointment.

Pediatric Sleep Dentistry in Ajax

Your child deserves a dental team that prioritizes their oral health and peace of mind. At Dentistry 4 Kids, we offer the full scope of pediatric sedation dentistry in Ajax and Vaughan to help your little one enjoy a positive experience every time they visit. Whether your child needs sedation for a frenectomy or because of high anxiety, you can rely on our compassionate team. We are excited to meet you and your child and develop a professional and personal relationship built on trust and quality dental care. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.



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Office Locations

  • Vaughan
  • 8099 Weston Road, Unit 22
  • Vaughan, Ontario
  • L4L OC1
  • Map & Directions
  • Call: (905) 264-1543
  • Ajax
  • 81 Old Kingston Road
  • Ajax, Ontario
  • L1T 3A6
  • Map & Directions
  • Call: 905 428-0020