Dental procedures, whether simple or complex, can be anxiety-inducing for children. To address this, Dr. Kojo Danso utilizes dental anesthesia, a critical component in ensuring a pain-free and comfortable experience for your child.

What is Dental Anesthesia?

Dental anesthesia refers to the use of medications to numb specific areas of the mouth or to help a child relax during dental procedures. Depending on the nature of the dental work and the needs of your child, we choose the most appropriate type of anesthesia.

Types of Dental Anesthesia

  • Local Anesthesia is commonly used to numb a small area of the mouth during procedures such as filling cavities or pulling teeth. The medication is administered directly to the site of the procedure, ensuring that your child feels no pain while remaining fully awake and aware.
  • Sedation is beneficial for children who feel anxious about dental visits or for those undergoing longer procedures. This method involves administering a sedative drug that helps your child relax. They remain awake but in a state of reduced awareness and anxiety, making the dental experience less stressful.

Our Approach to Using Anesthesia

Our Denver pediatric dentist and team are committed to using the safest, most effective methods available. Before any procedure requiring anesthesia, our team explains the process in detail. We discuss why it is necessary, what it involves, and how we monitor your child’s comfort and safety throughout the dental procedure.

Every member of our staff is trained in pediatric anesthesia techniques and emergency response. We monitor your child continuously during the procedure to ensure their well-being. Our goal is not only to provide the best dental care but also to make the experience as positive and stress-free as possible for both you and your child.

Questions and Concerns

We encourage you to ask questions and express any concerns you might have about dental anesthesia in Denver, Colorado, or any aspect of your child’s dental care. We are here to provide answers and reassurance because we believe that an informed and comfortable parent contributes to a successful pediatric dental visit.

At Cherry Creek Pediatric Dentistry, we strive to ensure that every visit is safe, comfortable and positive. Call us at 303-757-8844 for any questions.