Sedation Dentistryin Sugar land, Texas

Your child can enjoy a comfortable, pain-free appointment at Sweetpea Smiles! We offer sedation dentistry to help children relax in the dentist’s chair.
At Sweetpea Smiles, we understand that some children feel uneasy about, or even scared of, dental treatment (and some parents, too!). But that’s okay, because our team is here to help! Our dentist will consult with you about your child’s personality and individual needs to determine the best way to make him or her feel comfortable. We also use sedation dentistry to help your child feel calm, comfortable, and at ease during their appointments. 
Learn more about the benefits of sedation dentistry or schedule your child’s next appointment today!

Children's Complete Checkup

Includes an exam, X-rays, cleaning and fluoride treatment.
$350 Value. Cannot be used with insurance or co-pay. New patients only. Limited time offer.

What Is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry refers to the use of anesthesia and sedatives during a wide range of procedures. Dental sedation is used to minimize discomfort and put children at ease, including special needs patients or especially anxious children. Sweetpea Smiles offers relaxing sedation options, including laughing gas, oral sedation, and IV sedation, and we always follow the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry sedation guidelines.

What Is Oral Sedation?

Oral mild/moderate sedation is recommended 1) for very anxious patients 2) to help minimize physical discomfort and pain 3) for young patients requiring extensive dental treatment and/or 4) to control behavior/movement so as to allow the safe completion of the dental procedure.

This treatment involves the administration of a prescription sedative, which is measured out based on the patient’s weight by the pediatric dentists shortly before the visit. Your child’s vital signs will be monitored throughout the treatment. Your child will keep all of their natural reflexes, and they may become drowsy and even take a nap during the procedure, but they will not be unconscious. Even with oral moderate sedation, your child may still fuss during treatment. It is difficult to accurately predict how your child will react to this moderate sedation.

Laughing gas is normally administered in conjunction with oral mild/moderate sedation.

What Is Laughing Gas?

Laughing gas is a sweet-smelling, colorless blend of gases. When inhaled together, they create feelings of happiness and relaxation in most patients. Some even describe feelings of floating or silliness, which is why it is called “laughing gas.” The gas is quickly eliminated when the patient exhales. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recognizes its usage as a safe, effective technique for treating children’s dental needs.

What Is IV Sedation?

Intravenous (IV) sedation is sometimes necessary for children who are very anxious, have a strong gag reflex or are unable to cooperate during dental treatment. A board certified anesthesiologist will provide IV sedation in our office and will monitor your child throughout their dental treatment and during the recovery period of the appointment.

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Our Specialty Servicesin Sugar land, Texas

We are proud to serve Sugar Land children and families!
We welcome your family to our children's dental office. Our team is proud to provide comprehensive dentistry for infants, teens, and every age in between. We treat kids from all walks of life and stages of care, including special needs patients!
Comprehensive Kids Care
We go above and beyond to make your child comfortable!
It is crucial to create a comfortable experience for our young patients at Sweetpea Smiles. Our patient's comfort and ease is one of our top concerns. We offer a variety of sedation dentistry services so that your child won't need to worry during their next visit!
Safe Sedation Dentistry
We can give your child a straight, healthy smile!
Our team provides preventive, interceptive and full orthodontic treatments for children and teens, including space maintainers, crossbite correction, and arch expansion, to help your child smile with confidence again!
Early Orthodontics
We are here when you need us the most!
Accidents happen, and when they involve your child's teeth or mouth, they can be especially frightening. Whether it is a toothache, a broken tooth, or an injury to the soft tissue, please call our office immediately. Our caring dentists offer prompt emergency dental care to kids and teens!
Pediatric Emergency Care

Do You Take My Insurance?

Sweetpea Smiles works with many dental insurance companies, and we are happy to file and track your claims to help you maximize your benefits. We are in-network with most PPO plans which include the following: Cigna, Metlife, Delta Dental, Aetna, Guardian, BlueCross BlueShield, United Health Care, Principal Life Insurance Company, and Boon Chapman.

Do You Offer Financing?

Yes, we do! Sweetpea Smiles offers affordable patient financing through CareCredit. Patients who qualify can finance most or all of their out-of-pocket healthcare expenses with low monthly payments. We also offer a unique discount plan exclusively for our uninsured patients!

Do You Accept Walk-ins and Emergency Appointments?

Yes, we accept walk-ins as scheduling permits and offer emergency appointments to meet your child’s treatment needs. Our team also offers same-day treatment to help you fit dental care into your family’s busy schedule. Whenever possible, we will begin a treatment plan the same day your child is seen. Our family-block appointments also make it easy for families with two or more children to make time for dental visits. Siblings can be seen at the same time or back-to-back.
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