Calming Sedation Dentistry for Children

Based on 126 reviews

  • Inhalation Sedation – Expert Dentists providing Sedation
  • Calming environment – Our practice doesn’t feel or clinical
  • Gentle team – compassionate Dentists who are gentle and take care of your children
  • Enough time to be relaxed – we book long enough for your child to feel safe & confident 
  • Pain Free – we ensure Local Anaesthetic is provided 

Why Patients Choose Us

Rachel T
Rachel T
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Absolutely amazing, I have not been to the dentist in 5 years due to being needle phobic and having had a bad experience, Dr Kaly and Jess were amazing and so understanding, they talked me through the whole procedure, I would 100% recommend them, such a lovely practice with lovely staff
Dominic M
Dominic M
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Dr Kaly went out of her way to make me feel comfortable and make the experience positive. She explained the process very clearly and reassured me that I was always in control. I would definitely recommend Dr Kaly to anyone looking for a dentist, especially if you are a nervous patient.
Samantha C
Samantha C
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After a disastrous dentist experience a couple of years ago, I was very apprehensive about visiting the dentist ever again, however I should of never worried, Dr Kaly at Danbury Dental Care was fantastic. Dr Kaly and her nurse were so reassuring, made me feel so comfortable and completely at ease. Would recommend this dental practice!
Nikki W
Nikki W
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I was Sedated on Friday for fillings and I was extremely Nervous!! But I had meetings with Kaly and the team leading up to it and phone calls and emails to ease my nerves and answer any questions I had! Which comforted me a lot!

If your child is in pain, we will do our best to see them as soon as we can

Inhalation Sedation for Children

We offer children’s sedation dentistry to ease their fears and make their visits as comfortable and stress-free as possible. 

Our focus is on creating a calm environment that encourages positive associations with dental care.

What does Children's Sedation involve?

Sedation dentistry for children normally involves the use of Nitrous Oxide to help kids relax during dental procedures.

A small mask is fitted over your child’s nose to administer a mixture of Nitrous Oxide ( “laughing gas”) and Oxygen safely.

This makes it non-invasive and comfortable for your child, but for it to be successful it does require the child to accept the mask through the time of the appointment.

Nitrous oxide is a mild sedative that induces a state of relaxation, allowing your child to remain conscious and responsive.

One of the main advantages of nitrous oxide is its rapid onset; it usually takes effect within minutes. Its effects wear off quickly once the gas supply is stopped, so your child can usually return to normal activities immediately after the procedure.

Calming environment

Environment plays a crucial role in successful inhalation sedation for children.

The surroundings need to be calm, relaxing, and inviting to help create a positive and supportive atmosphere.

We’ve  designed our practice to feel less clinical and more homely, to put both children and their parents at ease.

Our Dentists are excellent at building trust with our young patients and are always respectful of their personal boundaries.

Our aim is to make every child feel safe and secure, allowing them to approach dental care with confidence.

We truly believe that a positive experience in these formative years can give a strong foundation for good dental health habits that will last a lifetime.

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Will Inhalation Sedation help my Child?

It’s important to note that the success of inhalation sedation is largely dependent on your child’s comfort and willingness to wear a nose mask throughout the duration of their appointment.

This mask is how the nitrous oxide is administered. 

For the sedative effects of Nitrous Oxide to work, your child will need to continuously wear it and breathe through it during the appointment.

If your child is uncomfortable with the idea of wearing a nose mask inhalation sedation may not perform as effectively as it should.  

Will my Child experience pain?

Local Anaesthetic is also provided alongside Nitrous Oxide during the appointment.

This local anaesthetic is highly effective in blocking off information signals from the site of treatment, meaning your child will not feel any pain.

It’s important to note that while under sedation and local anaesthesia, your child remains fully conscious throughout the treatment. As a result, they might still experience certain sensations associated with dental treatment.

However, these sensations are quite different from pain. Some children might confuse these sensations with discomfort or pain, but rest assured, what they’re feeling is not actual pain, but just the normal feelings of having dental work done.

As a practice, we ensure to explain these feelings in an understandable way to our young patients, helping to reassure them and make the process as stress-free as possible.

Why Choose Danbury Dental Care?

We are proud to be one of the few providers of inhalation sedation for children in Essex.

Our dental practice has been carefully restored so that it doesn’t look, feel or smell like a normal dental clinic, helping to put your child at ease.

As a team, we will aim to see your child within two weeks of first contact.

And if your child is in acute pain, we will do our best to more promptly attend to their dental needs.

Dr Kaly Gengeswaran

BSc (Hons), BDS Lon, PG Dip (Sed)

If your child is in pain, we will do our best to see them as soon as we can