Pediatric Sedation Dentistry

Pediatric Dental Sedation in Derry

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.

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

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

As pediatric specialists, we know what it takes to improve your child’s smile safely and effectively while keeping them comfortable. We are extensively trained in both conscious and complete pediatric sedation.

In fact, Dr. Haas is one of only a handful of pediatric dentists in the state to hold a permit to sedate children. We offer our pediatric dental sedation to patients throughout Derry and the surrounding area.

Our Pediatric Sedation Options

Nitrous Oxide

Often referred to as laughing gas and have been around for over 200 years. This relaxant is delivered via a mask to minimize discomfort during your child’s appointment. Anxiety is similar to Valium and pain management is similar to Tylenol or Advil.

The patient remains awake at all times and can 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 downtime post-treatment.

Oral/IN Sedation

A stronger level of sedation than nitrous oxide alone. The patient drinks the medication or it is 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 possibly moderate sedation.

Some children can become emotional and the medication is not always strong enough for some patients. It also has a relaxing 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 puts the the patient in a deeper level of sedation, so your child will be asleep during their treatment to help our dentists perform a safe and detailed treatment in our office.

All treatment is completed at one time. An IV does need a pediatric anesthesiologist to administer the sedation and we also have 2 nurses available. Recovery is a quick and it's a very safe procedure.

Hospital GA

Patient is completely asleep at Parkland Medical Center and the patient is intubated. All work is completed at once and it's 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. Call us today at (603) 635-4173 or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment.

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.

Haas Dental Associates

Phone Number


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 4:00pm
Select Saturdays - Please Call to Confirm

SUMMER HOURS - July 1st to August 31st
Monday to Friday - 7:30am to 3:30pm

We Look Forward to Welcoming Your Family at Our Practice

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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 Up To 40 Years
  • Ability to Treat All Children Including Those with Disabilities & Special Needs
  • Available for Emergency Dental & Orthodontic Situations
  • Comfort Companion Dog on Site