Sedation Dentistry | Canyon Creek Dentistry | TX 76502

Serving Temple and the Surrounding Area Since 2001.

Infant & Toddler

Sedation Dentist in Temple TX

We understand that there are times that going to the dentist can invoke anxiety and fear. We here at Canyon Creek Dentistry want all of our patients to feel comfortable every step of the way. That is why we offer Sedation Dentistry in Temple, Texas, to help children relax when they visit the dentist.
Our team has experience in handling the most timid and energetic kids. Dr. Prajapati believes in conservative sedation dentistry to treat your children. She will never diagnose or perform any sedation if it is not necessary. Safety is our staff’s first concern when dealing with any sedation. We offer treatment under laughing gas & oral sedation in the office.
We welcome and accept most insurance, including Medicaid, CHIP, Foster Program, Concordia, Metlife, Delta, Blue Cross, Humana, Aetna, Care Credit.

Infant & Toddler

What Is Laughing Gas?

Laughing gas is one sedation dentistry option Dr. Prajapati may offer to help make you more comfortable during specific procedures. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recognizes oxygen inhalation as a safe and effective technique to reduce anxiety, produce analgesia, and enhance effective communication between a patient and health care provider.
First, Dr. Pajapati will ask your child to breathe normally through their nose, and within a few short minutes, they should start to feel the effects of the laughing gas. Your child may feel light-headed or a tingling, heavy sensation in your arms and legs. Ultimately, they should feel calm and comfortable. The effects of laughing gas wear off soon after the mask is removed.
In some treatments, Dr. Prajapati will use the laughing gas to help calm your child, so it helps get their wiggles out. Laughing gas is not intended to put you to sleep. Your child will be able to hear and respond to any requests or directions she may have. This way, she can quickly and safely treat your child. Therefore, giving your child a great experience.

How Is Oral Sedation Used?

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) states that oral sedation as a dentistry option can help increase cooperation and reduce anxiety and discomfort associated with dental treatment. Our doctor will use various medications to sedate a child; medicines will be selected based upon your child’s overall health, level of anxiety, and dental treatment recommendations.
Once we administer the medications, it may take up to an hour before your child shows signs of sedation and is ready for dental treatment. Most children become relaxed and may drift into a light sleep from which they can easily be woken up. Unlike general anesthesia, oral sedation is not intended to make a patient unconscious or unresponsive.
Some children may not experience relaxation but an opposite reaction such as agitation or crying. These are common responses to medicines and may prevent us from completing dental procedures. In any case, our staff will observe your child’s response to the medications and assist as needed.


Dental Anxieties or Phobias
Compliance Issues
Special Needs
Extensive Dental Procedures


Sedation Dentistry is not just for anxiety. We can do all of your dental work in a single visit in a safe & fun environment. When you come to our office, you can expect to have all the information you need to be presented to you in a courteous and friendly manner. Your child’s safety is our primary concern, which is why we offer different levels of sedation to address the unique needs of our patients. We are happy to discuss sedation options to fully understand which method would best improve your child’s comfort during treatment.

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