Depending on your child’s age, comfort level, or the treatment he or she will receive, Dr. J. Cam West may recommend sedation dentistry in Mesa, Arizona, to help your child to relax during his or her appointment, or to make it easier for the pediatric dentist to treat your child. If you have questions about sedation dentistry, or would like to plan your child’s visit, call Desert Sun Pediatric Dentistry at 480-275-5099 today. Follow the links below to learn more about our sedation options:

Sedation dentistry is a wonderful choice for children who feel anxious or nervous about their dental treatment. Sedation dentistry involves using a sedative medication to help you feel more relaxed and calm during your visit. There are several types of sedation dentistry available based on your individual needs and preferences:

  • Nitrous oxide (N2O), also known as laughing gas. Nitrous oxide is a mild form of sedation that wears off within just a few minutes after we stop the flow of gas.
  • Oral sedation, which involves your child taking an oral medication before the treatment. By the time of your appointment, they will feel calm and at ease.
  • IV general sedation, which involves administering sedative medication intravenously (through the veins). This method of delivery enables our pediatric dentist to provide the sedation more quickly, as well as to easily control the level of sedation to ensure that your child stays comfortable.

Sedation dentistry can help your child feel more comfortable during his or her treatment. Our experienced pediatric dentist and team will ensure that your child’s entire treatment is safe. Each member of our team is highly trained, and we will carefully monitor your child during his or her visit.

For more information on sedation dentistry and how it can make your child’s dental experience more pleasant, we welcome you to contact us today.


2040 E. Brown Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85213