Good oral health is essential for proper development. Sometimes children become extremely apprehensive and their fears prevent them completing treatment. At Journey Kids Dental, we want to help our patients get past their dental anxiety and offer fearful patients a safe and comfortable means of receiving the treatment they need. We believe in treating children like our own in a nurturing and safe environment, instilling confidence and a positive dental experience for years to come. We are here to help, at our Fort Lauderdale office we offer sedation dentistry with Nitrous Oxide and Hospital Dentistry.

Nitrous Oxide/ Oxygen is a safe effective mild sedative agent used to calm a child’s fear of the dental visit. The blend of these two gasses produce an anxiolytic effect which help reduce anxiety. Nitrous Oxide/ Oxygen is safely administered via a nasal mask, as the child breaths normally, uptake occurs through the lungs. There are no lingering and few side effects associated with nitrous oxide, as it is eliminated shortly after oxygen is administered.

General anesthesia is a controlled state of unconsciousness that eliminates awareness, movement and discomfort during dental treatment. General anesthesia may be indicated for children with extensive dental needs, who are extremely uncooperative and fearful, for the very young and for those with special needs. Dr. Olivera has hospital privileges at Broward Health Medical Center.