Pediatric Dentist
Treatment Options for pediatric dentists Drs. Olen Davis and Boo Lee

Conventional Treatment  |  Nitrous Oxide  |  Outpatient General Anesthesia

Conventional Treatment

We are pleased to offer a fun facility and the expertise and training of our staff and doctors to provide care to our patients. Our staff obtains the cooperation of our child or adolescent patients by using warmth, friendliness, persuasion, humor, charm, gentleness, kindness and understanding. There are several behavior management techniques used by Dr. Davis, Dr. Lee and staff during a visit with each patient. These techniques include:

During our new patient visit, we will explore options that are best for your child.

Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide, commonly known as “laughing gas”, is widely used in pediatric dental offices with children receiving dental care. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recognizes this as a very safe, effective technique to use for helping children tolerate dental care. It is ideal for use in our office because it is very safe, begins to work rapidly, and is quickly eliminated from the body. Children are not put to sleep when breathing nitrous oxide, but are fully conscious and keep all natural reflexes.

Please note that nitrous oxide is intended to decrease anxiety. As such, it is not always effective in extremely anxious/fearful children. Drs. Davis or Lee will discuss all options with you to help you decide which is most appropriate for your child.

Prior to your appointment:

Outpatient General Anesthesia

Outpatient General Anesthesia is recommended for apprehensive children, very young children, and children with special needs that would not tolerate treatment using traditional methods. General anesthesia renders your child completely asleep. This would be the same as if he/she was having their tonsils removed, ear tubes placed, or hernia repaired. This is performed in a hospital or outpatient setting only. Our staff is happy to answer any questions you may have about treatment under general anesthesia.

Prior to your appointment:

After the appointment: