Kids love the dentist!

At Scuba Smiles we strive to make first visits fun, and we acclimate children for subsequent steps in order to gain acceptance. For infants and toddlers, repeated periodic visual exams reinforce to the child that we are kid-friendly, and their fear is soon overcome, allowing them to sit independently for orthodontics procedures. Many children actually love to come for visits! Call today to start your child on a lifetime of beautiful smiles!

San Antonio Kids Dentist

Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Often referred to as ‘laughing gas’, this colorless odorless gas is breathed in through a nasal hood to reduce anxiety. At Scuba Smiles, flavored nasal hoods are provided for each child and smell wonderful. The child will be allowed to take these flavored nasal hoods home when all treatment is completed. Nitrous oxide can be used alone, or as an adjunct with oral sedation. In this way the sedation can be adjusted and titrated for each child.

At the Scuba Smiles, children are rated on a scale of cooperative ability. With years of experience, Dr. Wilkerson can determine the best method of treatment for your child. Feel free to ask Dr. Wilkerson the best approach for your child.

Oral Sedation (Conscious)

For the potentially cooperative child, oral sedation works well. These children can do simple things like cleanings, x-rays, and sit independently for short exams. But, like most children, they have difficulty sitting still for more than 5-10 minutes. An oral medication is given to relax the child and will help them endure longer procedures without getting fussy. The child remains conscious throughout the entire procedure. Pre and post-op instructions are reviewed when your child is scheduled for this type appointment, and your child is monitored for the entire procedure.

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Kids love the dentist!

At the Scuba Smiles we strive to make first visits fun, and we acclimate children for subsequent steps in order to gain acceptance. For infants and toddlers, repeated periodic visual exams reinforce to the child that we are kid-friendly, and their fear is soon overcome, allowing them to sit independently for procedures. Many children actually love to come for visits! Call today to start your child on a lifetime of beautiful smiles!

Fish, San Antonio Orthodontics

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(210) 899-1099

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