Nitrous oxide and General Anesthesia
What is nitrous oxide and general anesthesia?
To protect your child's developing psyche, and to preserve a positive outlook in dentistry, we offer in-office nitrous oxide (minimal sedation). For children with many dental needs and that are also very young in age, we offer one-visit complete dental treatment via general anesthesia done at Holtz Children's Hospital and Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital.
Nitrous oxide is also called "laughing gas." Nitrous oxide has been deemed safe for use in children by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. For children who experience fear and anxiety about dentist visits and procedures. It is the least invasive, most mild form of sedation and can help to relax and soothe your Little Champion and allowing them to have a positive experience at the clinic. Being relaxed during dental procedures not only ensures their physical safety, but encourages a positive dental experience and better overall dental care. Dr. Abarca has been using nitrous oxide for the safety of his patients since 2011.
When your child needs extensive dental work or they are too young to have more advanced dental work, general anesthesia is needed. General anesthesia treatment is done at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital located in Hollywood,FL. Recently in February of 2022, Dr. Abarca was granted hospital privileges at Holtz Children's Hospital located on the campus of The Jackson Memorial Hospital Systems located in Miami, FL. Your child will be completely asleep during general anesthesia and will not remember the procedure. The anesthesiologist will help transition your child from sedation back into a wakeful state and make sure they are safe to go home a few hours after treatment is done.