Sedation in West Loop, Chicago

Why Choose Sedation?

At Floss Academy, we completely get it – dental visits can be a little nerve-wracking for kids. But we've got your back! We're all about making visits easy and stress-free, which is why we offer comprehensive sedation options. Whether your little one needs a bit of extra comfort for a complex procedure or just needs to conquer dental anxiety like a champ, our sedation treatments are here to save the day.

Our Sedation Treatments

General Anesthesia

General anesthesia is used for complex or surgical procedures, providing complete unconsciousness for your child during treatment. Our pediatric anesthesiologist administers and monitors the anesthesia, and your child's vital signs will be closely observed throughout the procedure, ensuring their utmost safety and comfort.

Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide, also known as "laughing gas," is a gentle and fast-acting sedation option. It helps children relax during their dental treatment while remaining fully conscious. This method is safe and has a quick recovery time, making it an excellent choice for less invasive procedures and mild dental anxiety.

IV Sedation

IV sedation allows for a deeper level of relaxation, making it suitable for more extensive treatments or children with severe dental fear. Administered intravenously by a pediatric anesthesiologist, this method ensures your child remains comfortable throughout the procedure. The anesthesia team will be closely monitoring your child's vital signs throughout the procedure ensuring safety and well-being.

What to Expect

The Sedation Process


Consultation & Evaluation

During the consultation, our dental team will thoroughly evaluate your child's medical history and discuss the best sedation option for their specific needs. We are here to address any concerns you may have, ensuring a personalized and safe treatment plan.


Sedation Administration

Our skilled team administers sedation in a controlled and monitored environment. Your child's comfort and safety are our top priorities, and we will be with them throughout the entire process.



After the procedure, we will closely monitor your child's recovery. We will provide you with aftercare instructions to support a smooth recovery process.

Got Questions?

 Frequently Asked Questions

Is sedation safe for children?

Yes, sedation treatments are safe for children when administered by experienced and trained professionals. We carefully monitor your child's vital signs throughout the procedure, honoring their well-being at all times.

How long does it take for the effects of sedation to wear off?

The recovery time depends on the type of sedation used. Nitrous oxide wears off quickly, allowing your child to resume normal activities shortly after the procedure. IV sedation and general anesthesia may take longer to wear off, and our team will provide detailed aftercare instructions for a smooth recovery.