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Santa Maria Pediatric Sedation Dentist
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Preventive & restorative pediatric dental services
Spanish speaking pediatric dentist & staff
A comfortable way for kids to get the treatment they need
At Mariposa Pediatric Dentistry, we know that developing a positive relationship with oral health is an important part of dentistry for children. That’s why we offer pediatric sedation dentistry options for children to ensure their comfort throughout their dental appointments. With sedation treatment, your child will have their fears put at ease and be able to get the dental treatments that will keep them healthy.
Benefits of sedation dentistry for children from Mariposa Pediatric Dentistry
- Nitrous oxide mild sedation and general anesthesia are available
- Provides a more comfortable experience for your child
- Eases nerves for children with dental anxiety
- Can allow treatment for children who might otherwise be too frightened to receive treatment
Hear from our patients
A really amazing experience! Dr. Pederson was so nice and welcoming. I am definitely excited to bring my kids back here in 6 months! Thank you Mariposa Pediatric Dentistry!
– Jasmine V.
Pediatric Sedation Dentistry Treatment Options
Administered in the dental office for routine dental treatment, nitrous oxide helps children who want to cooperate but may be a little nervous. This will not put your child asleep, but they will be more relaxed and it is usually enough to help kids complete their needed dental treatment. Nitrous oxide takes just a couple of minutes to kick in and leaves their system almost immediately when the appointment is finished. Nitrous oxide is not strong enough to relax an extremely fearful child, or a child who has no interest in cooperating.
This sedation option puts your child in a state of closely monitored unconsciousness. This is a good option for children who are unable to tolerate dental treatment or who are too nervous to be awake for treatment, or who have very extensive treatment needs. This form of sedation takes place at a nearby surgery center or Marian hospital for medically complex children. Your child will receive an exam by the anesthesiologist prior to treatment, and be monitored continuously to ensure safety during treatment.
Preventive Dentistry FAQs
Is sedation dentistry safe for children?
Do you offer moderate sedation?
Do all children need sedation dentistry?
Is restorative care covered by insurance?
Denti-Cal & most insurance accepted
We are in network with most PPO dental insurances, and are the only local pediatric dental specialist accepting Denti-Cal. Not sure if your specific plan is accepted? Contact us today for a complimentary benefits check.
No insurance? We’ve got you covered.
We offer an in-house discount plan and payment plans to help you afford care.
Our in-house discount plan includes:
- 2 comprehensive exams and cleanings per year, including any needed x-rays
- Discounts on any needed treatment
All Families Welcome
We offer a full range of restorative and preventive services in a comforting and encouraging environment. At your child’s appointment, we’ll provide an update on their oral health and fill you in on any recommended treatments, including pediatric sedation dentistry.
You can trust Dr. Pedersen to provide a comfortable and encouraging oral health experience.
Monday - Thursday: 8am - 4pm
Friday: 8am - 12pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed