Dental work, for anyone can be scary. Dr. Stephanie and her staff try to make each experience a pleasant one. We understand that being anxious about a new or unfamiliar experience is very common for children. There are several services that our office offers that help eliminate some of those anxieties.
Rest assured with a locally owned and operated dentist practice.
Nitrous oxide is used for mild to moderate apprehensive patients. We call it goofy gas because sometimes patients get a little giggly on it. This agent helps patients relax. They are not asleep. When the nitrous is turned off toward the end of the procedure, oxygen is administered until the patient feels back to normal.
Regular 6 month cleanings (At each 6mo.checkup, patient gets new toothbrush, toothpaste, & floss)
Tooth Colored fillings
Special needs patients are welcome
Oral health instructions for your child
Restorative treatments (fillings, extractions, stainless steel crowns, pulp/nerve treatment, cosmetic restorations and space maintenance)
Some patients need a little bit more than just nitrous alone to help with their anxiety. Oral sedation is used in these cases. Oral medications are administered to the child by the dentist. Sleepiness is part of this process. However, your child is monitored constantly throughout the procedure. They are easily aroused to respond to simple commands. After the sedation, children will need to go home. They will be able to return to school and normal activities the next day.
For patients who have extensive dental needs or who have special mental or physical handicaps, general anesthesia is offered. These patients will be seen for their dental work at Saline Memorial Hospital in Benton. They will be under the care of the hospital staff, and Dr. Stephanie will be there also to do their dental work.
Call K i D.D.S. Dental Center today to allow Dr. Stephanie to assess your child’s dental needs. She accepts most insurances from almost all insurers including ARKids A & B and Arkansas Medicaid.