Sedation Dentistry for Children – Hamilton, ON

Helping Little Ones
Feel Comfortable in the Treatment Chair

Does your child experience general anxiety or heightened sensitivity that makes it difficult for them to comfortably visit their dentist in Hamilton? Hamilton Pediatric Dental Care offers in-house sedation dentistry for children in our Hamilton, ON dental office as well as hospital anesthesia at McMaster Children’s Hospital to help them have a non-traumatic and stress-free experience, all while keeping up with their oral health. Our team will monitor them while they’re under sedation, and you can rest-assured that they’re in highly trained and capable hands.

Why Choose Hamilton Pediatric Dental Care
for Sedation Dentistry?

  • Rullo is a Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist
  • Dental Sedation That’s Safe for Children
  • Local Hospital Anesthesia at McMaster Children’s Hospital

Oral Conscious Dental Sedation

Child taking oral conscious dental sedation pill

Oral conscious sedation is a simple and highly-effective calming method that we offer to children who have more moderate to severe dental phobia, anxiety, or sensitivities to the sights, sounds, and smells of our dental office. Before their appointment, we’ll have them take a single pill that will help them feel relaxed and calm by the time they arrive. The effects of oral conscious sedation last well beyond the length of their appointment, so we’ll provide you with some tips to take care of them afterward!

Nitrous Oxide Dental Sedation

Child with nitrous oxide dental sedation mask

Nitrous oxide is a fast-acting form of sedation that we administer in-office as soon as your child has had a chance to settle into one of our comfortable treatment chairs. We’ll place a small nose mask on them that will allow them to breathe in the colorless, sweet smelling gas, and within minutes, they’ll begin to feel more at-ease. We’ll monitor their vitals throughout the entire process, and they’ll be able to respond to our questions, even under sedation. As soon as their treatment is complete, we’ll remove the mask and the effects will wear off within a couple of minutes.

Hospital Based General Anesthesia

Inside of an oxygen mask

In addition to our in-house dental sedation, we also offer hospital anesthesia for little ones with severe cases of dental phobia or who are getting lengthy or more invasive treatments. We partner with McMaster Children’s Hospital to offer this service safely to our patients from facilities that are well-equipped to accommodate them.