A CT scan (computed tomography) uses x-rays and computers to take pictures of the internal structures of your child’s body.
We assess all children to see if they might benefit from sedation.
You or your child can be made to feel more relaxed by 'relative analgesia' (known as 'inhalation sedation').
This means breathing in a mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen ('gas and air'), which quickly leads to a pleasant and calm feeling.
Inhalation sedation can help In 1846, a dentist named William T. Morton gave a sulphur-ether compound to a patient about to have oral surgery at Harvard University.
The patient subsequently experienced minimal pain and this served as the origin for anesthetic dentistry. When performed by expert dentists like ourselves, this procedure is completely safe.
Your appointment letter will state whether your child is having sedation so you can follow the instructions below to prepare them.