Nitrous Oxide: At smiLee, we strive to provide positive and atraumatic dental visits for all children in order to establish and maintain a positive attitude towards the dentist. Nitrous Oxide, also known as laughing gas, is a safe and effective method of alleviating anxiety and minimizing pain during dental procedures. The most common side effect of laughing gas is uncommon but a small portion of patients experience nausea. Children remain awake while using nitrous oxide and are able to eat and drink prior to their appointment.
IV sedation: While most dental procedures can be completed without sedation, for young and anxious, or special needs children unable to cooperate for dental procedures, SmiLee is proud to partner with Pediatric Dental Anesthesia Associates (PDAA) to provide in-office sedation for dental procedures. Your child’s safety is smiLee’s and PDAA's top priority.
Pediatric Dental Anesthesia Associates practice has been designed to operate with the highest safety standards in mind. PDAA only uses pediatric fellowship trained and board certified anesthesiologists that have no history of malpractice and have proven excellence in clinical practice. They use the same or higher basic safety standards as hospitals and surgery centers and our practice is certified by risk managers every year. Our doctors and nurses routinely conduct safety drills, ensure that all safety equipment is available and up to date. For this reason, PDAA has been chosen to provide anesthesia at over 150 pediatric dental offices in five different states.