Sedation Dentistry Specialist

Davette Johnson-Harris, DDS -  - Pediatric Dentistry

Lakewood Kids Dentistry

Davette Johnson-Harris, DDS

Pediatric Dentistry serving patients in North West Houston and surrounding areas

It’s completely normal to feel nervous at the dentist’s office. In fact, many adults and children feel anxiety about even routine appointments like teeth cleanings. At Lakewood Kids Dentistry in Houston, Davette Johnson-Harris, DDS, prioritizes her patients’ comfort. That’s why she offers safe sedation dentistry for kids. If you want to help your son or daughter relax at the dentist, call Dr. Johnson-Harris’s office or schedule your appointment online.

Sedation Dentistry Q & A

What is sedation dentistry?

Sedation dentistry focuses on the patient’s comfort and relaxation during their appointment. With the support of the right level of sedation, Dr. Johnson-Harris helps her young patients avoid stress during their visit to her office. 

As kids see time and again how visiting the dentist isn’t a scary experience, their nervousness about future appointments starts to dissipate. Over time, sedation dentistry can help them get over any fear of the dentist. 

In this way, you set them up for healthy teeth for life. People aren’t very like to get in the habit of getting the oral care they need when they associate the required appointments with feelings of anxiety. 

With sedation dentistry, Dr. Johnson-Harris helps her patients of all ages feel comfortable at her office, all while helping build lifelong oral health habits. 

Is sedation dentistry safe for kids?

Definitely. In fact, pediatric dentists all across the country are using this tool to help children relax at their offices. 

Dr. Johnson-Harris and her team are highly experienced in administering the right level of sedation for your son or daughter. They monitor the entire process to keep your child safe and comfortable throughout. 

What should my child and I expect during sedation dentistry?

If you think your son or daughter might benefit from sedation dentistry, the first step is talking to the dedicated Lakewood Kids Dentistry team. They can ensure Dr. Johnson-Harris gives you this option for your child at their next appointment. 

Before administering any type of sedation, Dr. Johnson-Harris talks with both you and your child about what to expect. She tailors the type of sedation to your child and their level of nervousness. The most common types of sedation include oral sedation, in liquid form, and nitrous oxide. 

Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is a safe, effective way to help your child feel calm and happy during their appointment. They simply breathe it, along with oxygen, through a mask during their time in the dentist’s chair. And the effects of the nitrous oxide take only about five minutes to wear off after the mask is removed.

If you’re interested in learning more about sedation dentistry, don’t hesitate to call Lakewood Kids Dentistry. Alternately, you can book your son or daughter’s appointment online.