Pediatric Dentistry in Duncanville, TX
Most kids have short attention spans and trouble sitting still for lengthy procedures. Children, like adults, may also experience dental anxiety. Dr. Donna Barefield and our pediatric dental team offer sedation dentistry to promote a safe, soothing, and successful dental care experience.
Children who meet our guidelines for safety may be considered for oral sedation. One hour after the sedative is administered and a state of relaxation is achieved, we will attempt to perform the scheduled dental treatment. Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) may be used to enhance sedation.
General Anesthesia and Hospital Dentistry
For children with extensive treatment needs, young age, and difficulty cooperating in the dental office, Dr. Barefield may recommend that your child’s comprehensive dental treatment be performed under general anesthesia at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas. A skilled anesthesiologist will administer the general anesthesia and monitor your child throughout treatment. General anesthesia is safe and will enable your child to comfortably undergo complex or lengthy dental procedures. Dr. Donna is a skilled practitioner of hospital dentistry and will attend to your child’s needs with the utmost care, concern, and compassion.
Visit our office to experience dentistry from a child’s perspective. Call our Duncanville dental office today to schedule your child’s sedation or hospital dentistry appointment with Dr. Donna Barefield or one of our caring pediatric dentists. We give children a head start on a lifetime of terrific smiles!