Calm & Comfortable Sedation Options

We just went to Pediatric Smiles of Cypress for the first time today and we are doing a Parents' Happy Dance with Sprinkles. Our little one is TERRIFIED of strangers. Dr. Marshall and her staff were AMAZING! My three year old started off crying and screaming when they first brought her back, as per her usual. But they were so patient and loving that she gave them high fives by the time we left. They were creative and patient and were able to get done what they needed to without me having to hold her down like I usually have to. She actually cooperated with them and calmed down. We didn't even know that was possible. Not only was the staff great with her. They were great with me too. They explained the procedure and pricing clearly. They soothed my nerves as well as my daughter's. Dr. Marshall and her staff definitely have the magic touch.

tanya s.

Calm and Comfortable Care

We offer a full menu of sedation options to keep your child calm and comfortable during treatment

Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide sedation, also known as "laughing gas," is commonly used to make treatment more calming and comfortable for children who feel anxious in the dental chair. Nitrous oxide is inhaled through a small breathing mask placed over the child’s nose and produces a state of relaxation throughout treatment. Your child will remain fully conscious but very calm. Once treatment is over, the nitrous oxide quickly leaves the system, which means a short recovery time! It is non-addictive and considered very safe by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

Prior To Your Child's Visit

  • Your child should eat a light meal.
  • To help us be prepared, please let us know of any changes to your child’s health, current medications, and any issues they may have breathing through their nose.

Conscious Sedation

Conscious Sedation helps anxious children, young children, and children with special needs. The goal is to reduce anxiety, discomfort, and promote calm. Your child will remain conscious, though they may get drowsy or fall asleep.  

We will personalize your child’s sedation to fit their specific situation. Oral Conscious Sedation options include Demerol (narcotic) or Vistaril (antihistamine). Subcutaneous (injection) options include Morphine (narcotic) or Vistaril (antihistamine)

Prior To Your Child's Visit

  • To help us be prepared, please let us know of any changes to your child’s health, current medications and medical history, and any issues they may have breathing through their nose. If he or she is sick, please call us to reschedule.
  • Please have your child wear comfortable clothing and go to the bathroom before arriving.
  • Diet – no solid food for 6 hours prior and only clear liquids for at least 4 hours prior to treatment.
  • A parent or legal guardian must remain at the office during treatment.

After Your Child's Visit

  • We will provide clear directions for post-sedation care.
  • Be prepared to limit your child’s activities for the rest of the day.

I.V. Sedation

I.V. Sedation is offered for more involved situations and will be administered and monitored in our office by a certified anesthesiologist with Pediatric Dental Anesthesia Associates.

Prior To Your Child's Visit

  • To help us be prepared, please let us know of any changes to your child’s health, current medications and medical history, and any issues they may have breathing through their nose. If he or she is sick, please call us to reschedule.
  • Please have your child wear comfortable clothing and go to the bathroom before arriving.
  • Diet – no milk or solid food after midnight prior to treatment day and only clear liquids for up to 6 hours prior to their visit.
  • A parent or legal guardian must remain at the office during treatment.

After Your Child's Visit

  • We will provide clear directions for post-sedation care.
  • Be prepared to limit your child’s activities for the rest of the day.

Outpatient General Anesthesia

General anesthesia is used for more involved oral surgical procedures. The procedure will take place at a hospital or surgical center and your child will be put to sleep much like a tonsillectomy or similar surgery.

Prior To Your Child's Visit

  • To help us be prepared, please let us know of any changes to your child’s health, current medications and medical history, and any issues they may have breathing through their nose. If he or she is sick, please call us to reschedule.
  • Please have your child wear comfortable clothing and go to the bathroom before arriving.
  • Diet – no milk or solid food after midnight prior to treatment day and only clear liquids for up to 6 hours prior to their visit.
  • A parent or legal guardian must remain at the hospital or surgical site during treatment.

After Your Child's Visit

  • We will provide clear “post-op” directions for your child’s care.
  • Be prepared to limit your child’s activities for the rest of the day.

We can't wait to meet you and your child

We look forward to meeting you. Call (832) 684-0024 or request an appointment online to set up your first visit. We’ll be in touch soon.