Sedation

We offer three different forms of sedation. If you would like more information on the varying forms of sedation please discuss with the doctor.

Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Nitrous oxide is an inhaled gas that helps reduce anxiety and makes dental treatment easier for the patient. The doctor will discuss this option with each parent and help the parents to make the decision if this is best for their child.

Oral Sedation

In certain situations a child may need extra help to cooperate during dental treatment for these children our office offers oral sedation. The doctor will discuss this option with each parent and help the parents to make the decision if this is best for their child.

General Anesthesia

Patients with severe decay, special needs and/or uncooperative behavior may benefit from having treatment completed in a hospital setting under general anesthesia. The facilities at Zeeland Community Hospital allow us to safely and efficiently treat these cases in one visit. We perform full-mouth reconstruction two to three Friday’s each month and provide treatment for up to 4 patients per Friday. If you feel that your child would benefit from this, please talk with Dr. Port or one of our staff members.

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