Sedation Dentistryin Richmond, Texas

Your child can enjoy painless dental visits at Sweetpea Smiles of Richmond!
We understand that some children feel uneasy about, or even scared of, the dentist. (Many adults are nervous, too!) But our team is here to help! We offer dental sedation to help your child feel happy and at ease in the dentist’s chair.

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 Dental Sedation?

Dental sedation is used to reduce discomfort and put children in a state of relaxation, including special needs patients or especially anxious children. Sweetpea Smiles of Richmond offers laughing gas, oral sedation, and IV sedation to help your little ones feel at ease. We always follow the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry sedation guidelines for a safe and comfortable experience.

What Is Laughing Gas?

Laughing gas is a colorless, sweet-smelling blend of gases. When inhaled together through a small mask placed over the nose, the gases create feelings of calm and relaxation. Some patients describe feeling giggly or silly, which is why it is called “laughing gas.” The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recognizes its usage as a safe, effective technique for treating kids’ dental anxiety.

What Is Oral Sedation?

Oral sedation is a mild-to-moderate method. It’s recommended for a variety of cases, such as:

  • To relax very anxious patients
  • To help minimize physical discomfort and pain
  • For young patients requiring extensive dental treatment
  • To control behavior or movement to allow the safe completion of the dental procedure

This sedation option involves using a prescription sedative, which is measured out based on the child’s weight by the pediatric dentists shortly before your visit. Your child’s vital signs will be monitored throughout the procedure. Your child will keep their natural reflexes, and may feel sleepy or fall asleep during the procedure, but they won’t lose consciousness.

What Is IV Sedation?

A board-certified anesthesiologist will provide intravenous (IV) sedation in our office and monitor your child throughout their procedure and during the recovery period after the appointment.  IV sedation is sometimes recommended for children who:

  • Are very anxious
  • Have a strong gag reflex
  • Are unable to cooperate during dental treatment
  • Are undergoing a long or complex procedure
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Our Specialty Servicesin Richmond, 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?

We work with many dental insurance companies, and we are happy to file and track your claims to help you maximize your benefits. We accept most major dental plans and PPOs for your convenience.

Do You Offer Financing?

We offer affordable patient financing through CareCredit. With CareCredit, you can finance most or all of your out-of-pocket dental expenses with low monthly payments. We also offer a unique discount plan for uninsured patients!

Do You Accept Walk-ins and Emergency Appointments?

We accept walk-ins and offer emergency appointments as scheduling permits. 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.

Do You Offer Family Scheduling?

We offer family-block appointments to 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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