Sedation & General Anesthetic

Safe Sedation Dentistry for Children & Teens in Highlands Ranch & Castle Pines

Anxiety about visiting the dentist is very common among children and patients with special needs. Here at Sierk Children's Dentistry, we understand that for our patients, everything from the anticipation of the waiting room to being in the chair can be a source of discomfort and anxiety. But you can rest assured that for the more than 20 years that Dr. Jonathan Sierk has specialized in pediatric dentistry, he has successfully kept children safe and comfortable during their sedation procedures. 

Like Nap Time, But at the Dentist

We offer a variety of sedation treatment options to ensure that your child remains relaxed and calm throughout their visit. We even have headphones, weighted blankets, and TVs to make your little one's experience feel cozier.

Boy at dentist in castle pinesWith almost two decades of sedation dentistry experience, Dr. Sierk has a range of treatment options available for our patients, including: 

Laughing Gas  

Nitrous oxide, also called "laughing gas" or "happy gas," gives our patients a sense of calmness and happiness during their visit. Patients who use nitrous oxide stay awake and responsive, but they may feel warm, fuzzy, and even giggly while Dr. Jon works on their smiles. As soon as the laughing gas is removed from our patient's nostrils, they will feel clear-headed and back to normal in a matter of minutes. 

In-Office or Hospital-Based General Anesthesia

Sedation dentistry is something that we at Sierk Children's Dentistry take very seriously, and to ensure the highest level of accuracy in sedation treatment dosages, we have an in-house anesthesia team. 

Our in-house anesthesiologist is a trained medical professional who specializes in anesthetics, sedatives, and pain management for patients of all ages, including children. We are confident Dr Sierk with young patient in Highlands Ranchthat with all of our available resources, we can provide safe and effective treatment for all children, whether they are anxious or have special healthcare needs.

We Treat Kids in Office and Hospital Settings  

We offer personalized care. Therefore, we can treat your child at the local children's hospital when needed. If your child needs multiple extractions or another type of extensive dental work, we can perform their procedure in a controlled hospital setting. We have a kind and experienced staff to help us with the procedure and ensure your child remains safe and comfortable. 

As with any sedation for medical care, our team monitors your child throughout the procedure and during recovery. Whatever you and your child need, we are here to make sure your concerns are addressed, and you feel confident in our ability to give the best quality of care possible. 

To learn more about sedation dentistry in Highlands Ranch or Castle Pines, please contact our office. One of our friendly care team members will be happy to answer any of your questions and explain our approach to safe pediatric sedation dentistry.