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Calm Children’s Dental Care on Demand

Bringing your child to the dentist can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be! Dr. Mehta and our team know how to soothe children who might be nervous and show them that dentistry is nothing to be afraid of, but for those with more persistent anxiety, sedation can be a lifesaver. These safe and proven methods can stop racing minds and allow everyone to breathe easy while your child gets the care they need. Think your child could benefit from sedation dentistry here in Katy? Let’s talk about it! Give us a call today so we can make sure they have the smoothest dental visit possible.


Why Choose Wellspring Pediatric Dentistry for Children’s Sedation Dentistry?

  • Led by Award-Winning Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist
  • Several Dental Sedation Options to Suit Each Child
  • Warm, Friendly, & Kind Dental Team


Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)

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The lightest form of sedation dentistry that we offer, this approach is perfect for children with low-level dental anxiety who just need a little help to get through their routine checkups or basic dental treatment. A small mask is placed over their nose, and after a few breaths of the nitrous oxide/oxygen mixture, they will feel warm, floaty, and maybe get the giggles. This will last throughout their appointment, and they’ll feel like themselves again within minutes of removing the mask, meaning they can resume their normal routine afterward.

Oral Conscious Sedation

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With oral conscious sedation dentistry, your child will take a pill or drink a small cup of medication on the day of their visit, and this will put them into a relaxed state that will allow our team to work efficiently while they stay relaxed. Time will fly by for them, and the visit will be over before they know it. Because OCS is stronger than nitrous oxide, the effects take longer to wear off, so you should plan for them to stay home following their visit.

IV Sedation/General Anesthesia

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If a child with special needs or behavioral problems needs a more complicated procedure, we may recommend treating them under General Anesthesia. They will be paired with a licensed anesthesiologist who will put them to sleep during their procedure, and they’ll wake up with no memory of it happening. Our multidisciplinary approach allows for us to monitor your child’s vital signs throughout the appointment to ensure they are safe, giving us all the control we need to deliver effective care.