Pediatric Sedation Dentistry

Pediatric Dental Sedation in Derry & Dover

Sedation & Anesthesia Options

While going to the dentist can be a nerve-wracking experience for anyone, it can be especially worrisome for children. At Haas Dental Associates, we strive to create a relaxing and welcoming environment for your child.

Even so, sometimes it’s just not enough and sedation is needed to:

  • Reduce your child’s anxiety
  • Prevent discomfort
  • Help our dentists work

As pediatric specialists, we excel at improving your child’s smile safely and effectively while still keeping them comfortable. We are extensively trained in both conscious and complete pediatric sedation.

Dr. Haas and Dr. Trontz are some of the only pediatric dentists in the state to hold a permit to sedate children. We offer our pediatric dental sedation to patients throughout Derry, Dover and surrounding areas.

Our Pediatric Sedation Options

Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous Oxide is often referred to as laughing gas and has been used for over 200 years. This relaxant is delivered via a mask to minimize discomfort during your child’s appointment.

The patient remains awake at all times and able to easily communicate. It is not strong enough for all levels of anxiety and the patient must be able to breathe through their nose for administration. It is a low-impact sedative, so there is very little recover time post-treatment.

Oral/IN Sedation

Oral/IN Sedation is a stronger level of sedation. The medication is drank or administered as a nose spray. Anterograde amnesia is expected for everything except the administrator of the medication. The patient is awake at all times and the level of sedation is considered mild to moderate. Some children can become emotional for a short period of time from the treatment.

The medication is not strong enough for some. It also has a short waking time (30 minutes with N20 used concurrently and 10 minutes when used alone). Local anesthesia is still required.

IV Sedation/PDAA

Intravenous sedation is a great option for those who are very nervous or for individuals with special needs. This places the patient in a deeper level of sedation, meaning child will be asleep during their treatment to help our dentists perform a safe and detailed treatment in our office.

All treatment is completed in one visit. An IV does need a pediatric anesthesiologist to administer the sedation and 2 nurses available. Recovery is quick and the procedure is safe.

Hospital GA

In a Hospital GA procedure, patient is completely asleep at Parkland Medical Center and is intubated. All work is completed in one visit in a very safe and controlled environment.

Serving Our Local Community for 40+ Years

Our team at Haas Dental Associates has years of experience safely and effectively sedating patients in order to create a less scary experience. Each of our sedation techniques offer their own benefits, which is why we will thoroughly go over your options prior to your appointment, so when you arrive, you feel confident that your child will be in the best of hands.

We want every dentist visit to be a positive experience, so we offer sedation solutions to offer peace of mind. To schedule your child’s dental appointment, call us at (603) 434-1586 for the Derry location, (603) 635-4137 for the Dover Location, or reach out online.

Patient Testimonials

Experiences To Make You Smile
  • “everyone is very sweet and makes my daughter feel as comfortable as possible!”

    - Brandi Pyles
  • “Always the best experience.”

    - Genevieve Lansil
  • “Wow! What an incredibly positive and professional dental practice!”

    - Ken A.
  • Dover (pediatric only)
  • Derry

Phone Number

(603) 635-4137


750 Central Ave B
Dover, NH 03820

Office Hours

Monday - 8:00am to 5:00pm
Tuesday - 7:00am to 4:00pm
Friday - 7:00am to 4:00pm


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Phone Number

(603) 434-1586


4 Manchester Avenue
Derry, NH 03038

Office Hours

Monday - 8:00am to 5:00pm
Tuesday - 8:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday - 8:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday - 8:00am to 5:00pm
Friday - 8:00am to 3:30pm

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July 1st to August 31st

Mondays - Fridays - 7:30am to 3:30pm

We Look Forward to Welcoming Your Family at Our Practice

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Call us at (603) 434-1586 for our Derry location, (603) 635-4137 for our Dover location, or send us a message using the form below.
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Haas Dental Associates

Why Choose Us?
  • Board Certified Pediatric Sedation Experts
  • Family-Like Environment Where All Ages Are Welcome
  • Highly Trained Team Working Together For Over 40 Years
  • Ability To Treat All Children Including Those With Disabilities & Special Needs
  • Available For Emergency Dental & Orthodontic Situations
  • Comfort Companion Dog On Site