We offer general pediatric dentistry, focusing exclusively on children to protect their precious smiles.More Info
Pediatric dentistry can present unique challenges that adults don’t necessarily struggle with the way kids do. Kids can experience a great deal of dental anxiety, especially if they’re not very experienced with visits to the dentist. They can also have a very hard time sitting still in the dental chair, making treatment more difficult. At Casper Children’s Dental in Casper, Wyoming, we offer sedation dentistry for children to help kids get comfortable and have a better experience at our office.
Oral sedation dentistry has become very popular, and it’s also available for children. We’ll have to make sure that your child meets our guidelines for safely being eligible to use oral sedation. The oral sedation is administered about an hour before the appointment; we’ll provide you with the oral sedative so that you can give it to your child. Then, once the sedation has taken effect, your child will be in a state of complete relaxation while still being awake. It’s important that your child maintain consciousness for safety and also so that he or she can respond to our questions and commands during treatment.
We can also use nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to help children relax with or without the use of oral sedation.
When children need extensive dental treatment, are very young, and have trouble sitting still in the dental chair, Dr. Paulson may recommend that we provide treatment under the effects of general anesthesia at Casper Surgical Center. We can work with a skilled anesthesiologist, who will administer general anesthesia and be there to monitor your child throughout the procedure. General anesthesia is considered safe and can allow them to be completely comfortable during complicated or long dental treatments. Dr. Paulson has a great deal of experience with hospital pediatric dentistry, and we’ll offer your child complete care, concern, and compassion.
Explore your options for pediatric sedation dentistry by contacting Casper Children’s Dentistry. Casper, Gillette, Evansville, Glenrock, Douglas, and surrounding Wyoming communities count on Casper Children’s dentistry for comprehensive and advanced pediatric dentistry…and we make it fun for kids, too!