We are aware that visiting the dentist causes many patients anxiety, especially children. As part of our commitment to our patients at Orem Pediatric Dentistry, we are pleased to feature a variety of sedation options, including general anesthesia and nitrous oxide. Now your child can visit the dentist without fear or worry.

We see many children that have had bad experiences with the dentist in the past, and our goal is to give them the safe, enjoyable experience they deserve. Dr. R. Bruce Howell is a specialist in pediatric dentistry, and has received years of additional training and education to be able to meet the unique dental needs of children.

Part of this training involves the use of sedation to help patients feel relaxed and comfortable during treatment. Our sedation options include:

  • Nitrous oxide (laughing gas)
  • General anesthesia

Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, is one of the most common sedation techniques used in dentistry. It is administered through a comfortable mask, and helps patients feel more calm. Whether a child is worried about a new environment, has bad memories of the dentist, or just has the jitters, we have found nitrous oxide to be extremely helpful.

For more complex treatments, a general anesthetic may be the best choice. We will talk about your child’s medical history and any other needs before beginning treatment.

With our sedation dentistry in Orem, Utah, we can minimize your child’s discomfort and help them feel calm while we care for their smile. Please call Dr. R. Bruce Howell at 801-802-7200 if you have questions and to schedule your child’s next appointment!