SEDATION AND ANESTHESIA

Valley Pediatric is Proud to be able to provide to its patients the services of a hospital residency-trained dentist anesthesiologist, Dr Martin Boorin, for your child’s dental or surgical treatment.

All parents want their children to receive the best comprehensive dental treatment possible. While many adults avoid dental treatment at some time in their life because of fear and anxiety, children react to dental treatment based on a limited understanding of its value and necessity. In many cases the pediatric dentist, hygienist and dental staff can present dental treatment to your child in a fun or interesting way that enables the completion of needed dental care.

Younger children typically experience a degree of stranger anxiety, a short attention span, and a limited tolerance for keeping their mouth open. Occasionally even a skilled pediatric dentist may have limited success completing dental treatment in fearful children. The complexity and magnitude of the dental treatment may reduce the success of behavior management strategies use by the dental team. Subsequent delays in receiving proper dental care can lead to oral pain, infections and loss of teeth.

Anesthesia is provided by using medications and monitors equal to those currently used in hospitals. A close, continuous watch is kept on heart rate, blood pressure, respiration, and patient reactions. Children receive an individually prepared and titrated intravenous anesthetic. They remain in a sleep state with profound amnesia and pain control throughout their dental treatment. Younger children are often given a sedative prior to receiving the intravenous anesthetic. This enables the treating dentist to efficiently complete planned treatment.

Dr. Boorin’s mission is to provide the highest standard of patient care and safety, in the comfort, convenience and familiar surroundings of our office. Anesthetic medications allow your child to “sleep” through the procedure in a safe, controlled, and monitored setting thus allowing us to provide the highest quality, pain-free and comprehensive dental care.

ANESTHESIA FOR CHILDREN CAN MAKE DENTAL TREATMENT A COMFORTABLE EXPERIENCE.

  • It allows parents to choose treatment recommended by their children’s dentists thus avoiding sub-optimal choices due to a child’s fear or unanticipated, painful emergencies.
  • The stress of treatment for patients who gag easily during dental treatment can be eliminated.
  • Children with mental and/or physical disabilities can receive treatment in a fully monitored, stress-free environment while they sleep. They are often discharged after a very brief recovery period.