Sedation Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry for Children


Many children suffer from dental-related anxiety and are unable to feel at ease during dental procedures. For some, it’s the sound of the equipment that induces fear. For others, particularly young toddlers, they are just unable to tolerate treatment because they don’t fully understand what’s happening.

Sedation dentistry is a valuable tool in pediatric dentistry that can help your child to better tolerate necessary dental treatments. Sedation dentistry is safe, and there are various options available at Dakota Pediatric Dentistry. If you would like to discuss sedation dentistry options for your child, speak to one of our pediatric dentists.


Sedation dentistry can help your child:


Reduce Dental Anxiety


Obtain Necessary Treatment


Improve Comfort


Options for Sedation


There are three main types of sedation available at our Grand Forks office. Nitrous oxide, or “laughing gas”, is available in the treatment room. They will still be fully conscious throughout treatment. We also offer IV sedation when necessary. This is particularly useful for longer, more complex treatments.

Our Grand Forks team can also arrange in-hospital treatment so your child can receive a general anesthetic. This sedation option means your child will be unconscious throughout the entire procedure. The anesthesia will be administered by a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) or anesthesiologist. When sedation is recommended, our dentists will provide you with comprehensive information about each available option. The Dakota Pediatric Dentistry team is also always happy to answer any questions parents may have.

Our Services

We provide a wide range of pediatric dental services at our Grand Forks office.

Lip and Tongue Ties

Lip and tongue ties are common in infants. Our office offers simple frenotomies to solve these issues so your child can thrive.

Learn more about Lip and Tongue Ties

Pediatric Oral Health Guide

Our guide has some great tips to help you improve your child’s oral health and instill healthy dental habits.

Learn more about Pediatric Oral Health

Pediatric Dentistry

From preventive care to pulp therapy to mouth guards, our Grand Forks team offers all treatment solutions under one roof.

Learn more about Pediatric Dentistry


Orthodontic treatment is available, including aligners, braces, and retainers, as well as early intervention options.

Learn more about Orthodontics

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Afford Your Care

A Variety of Payment Options for the Best Possible Dental Care

At Dakota Pediatric Dentistry, we’ll work with you to maximize your insurance benefits. We estimate your out-of-pocket expenses and file claims with your insurance company to streamline the process.

We accept cash, checks, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, and CareCredit.

If you have any questions about payment options or insurance, please contact us.