Middletown Sedation Pediatric Dentist

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A comfortable dental experience

We know that going to the dentist can be scary for many — including children. Thankfully, it doesn’t need to be! Sedation dentistry allows kids to receive the dental care that they need by minimizing dental anxiety and helping them feel relaxed. Often used in combination with local anesthesia, sedation options are a safe and effective way to make any dental appointment 100% anxiety-free.

At our pediatric dental office, Dr. Tesoriero provides dental treatments under IV sedation and laughing gas (nitrous oxide). He has extensive experience working with children and making them feel at ease.

Looking for Middletown sedation dentistry for children? Book an appointment online with Dr. Tesoriero today or call (732) 852-9200.

Sedation options are great for children who:

  • $Can’t sit still
  • $Are anxious or afraid of going to the dentist
  • $Have a strong gag reflex
  • $Have special needs
  • $Have complex oral problems
  • $Are undergoing lengthy procedures

Benefits of sedation dentistry for children:

Reduces dental anxiety
Helps children have a positive dental experience
Can be used during almost any dental procedure
Is safe when performed by a trained dentist

Jerry C.

Dr. Jason made my daughter feel very comfortable and as happy as can be. Highly recommend, especially if your child gets nervous or scared about the dentist.

Erin L.

Dr. Jason and the staff are FANTASTIC! I was holding back tears due to being so impressed with his professionalism and friendliness. I’m so grateful to find him and I’m looking forward future appointments.

Jacqueline F.

Dr. Jason is skilled, patient, personable, and put the whole family at ease. When your 5-year-old leaves the dental chair smiling, you know it’s a win!

Your child’s smile is our priority

Our goal is to help kids develop a positive relationship with dental care. Our team is here to answer your questions about sedation dentistry.

All of your concerns will be addressed by Dr. Tesoriero.

He will assess your child and give you sedation and treatment recommendations based on their needs.

TV, music, and other entertainment will help put your child at ease!

Frequently Asked Questions

What will the appointment look like?

If your child is undergoing a dental procedure, Dr. Tesoriero will determine if they are a good candidate for nitrous oxide or IV sedation.

Before we begin your child’s treatment, we’ll let them choose a show or movie to watch. They can also ask for Archie, our friendly office doggo, to be with them for distraction, support, and company. We’ll administer sedation to your child a few minutes before we start the procedure

What’s the difference between nitrous oxide and IV sedation?

Both options allow children to feel calm while still being able to follow instructions. While nitrous oxide is a gas that’s delivered through a small nosepiece, IV sedation is given using a needle that’s inserted into your child’s vein.

Another difference is that the effects of nitrous oxide fade almost immediately once the procedure is completed, whereas IV sedation tends to linger a bit longer.

What type of sedation will you use?

The type of sedation will be determined by your child’s specific needs. Don’t worry, sedation options at our practice are child-safe and will allow your little one to relax while keeping them awake.

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schedule your middletown dentist appointment today at Acorn Pediatric Dental

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1161 State Route 35
Middletown NJ, 07748

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Call: (732) 852-9200


Monday: 9am-5pm
Tuesday: 9am-5pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 12pm-7pm
Friday: 9am-5pm
Saturday: 8am-1pm
Sunday: Closed