Sedation and Anesthesia

Sedation Dentistry is most helpful for:

  • An anxious child
  • Children who require major treatment
  • Children that have had traumatic dental experiences in the past
  • Children with a strong gag reflex
  • Children who are medically compromised or have special needs

Different treatment options are always discussed with parents long before treatment to ensure the right care for your
child is given.


Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide is a sweet-smelling, colorless blend of gases. The amount of oxygen present in the blend of gases is actually more than what is in the normal air we breathe in the atmosphere. When nitrous oxide is inhaled, it makes most people feel happy, relaxed, and sometimes, giggly—that’s why it is often called “laughing gas.” Nitrous oxide is a very safe and comfortable way to help many children receive the dental treatment they need.


General Anesthesia

Dr. Jean and Little Tooth Co. also have the services of Dr. Dillon Atwood, a Board Certified Dental Anesthesiologist, who will provide general anesthesia for our younger pediatric patients, patients with special needs, and teenage patients requiring procedures that warrant deeper levels of sedation.


Hospital Dentistry

Dr. Jean is also on staff at the Surgical Center for Dental Professionals, at 2620 New Bern Avenue in Raleigh, and is able to treat children with severe medical and dental needs under general anesthesia in the surgical out-patient setting.

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