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Dr. Sahouria and the team at Sahouria Pediatric Dentistry are specifically trained to care for children and teenagers as well as those patients with special needs.

They are able to take care of the simplest to the most complex dental procedures required in pediatric dentistry.

Dr. Sahouria never forgets that attached to each tooth is a child. She is very aware that at the same time she is doing a filling she is also molding a child’s lifelong attitude toward dentistry. Our team tries to make the visit as positive and enjoyable as we can. Dr. Sahouria uses confidence-building techniques such as positive reinforcement, “tell-show-do”, and desensitization.

Occasionally a child may be very apprehensive, be very young or have many dental needs. These are indications for utilizing sedation of some form. The various levels of sedation offered include:

Nitrous Oxide: “laughing gas” is breathed in through a nose mask and relaxes your child; an extremely safe way to treat the slightly apprehensive child or perform longer procedures

Conscious Sedation: Dr. Sahouria received extra training to safely administer conscious sedation; in this procedure a sedative is given 30 to 60 minutes before the appointment; your child remains awake but is very relaxed, allowing treatment to be done on a very apprehensive child

General Anesthesia: your child is completely asleep; an anesthesiologist administers the medication in our office with portable equipment; thi

Whether your child needs a cleaning and a 6 month check up or a more complex dental procedure, Sahouria Pediatric Dentistry is your complete dental care resource for toddlers to teens and special needs.s is used on uncooperative or medically compromised children

Dental Procedures

Dr. Sahouria strives to stay current in the world of pediatric dentistry. She offers white “bonded” composite fillings. Occasionally teeth require more extensive procedures that require nerve treatments and crowns. In cases where teeth are extracted Dr. Sahouria always pays careful consideration to the maintenance of space for permanent teeth. She also treats gum and oral diseases and performs limited orthodontics. Dr. Sahouria has partnered wtih orthodontist, Dr. Paul Sauget, to provide full orthodontic treatment as needed for your child.

Children with Special Needs

Dr. Sahouria enjoys seeing patients with special needs and will tailor each office visit to best suit your child’s needs. Please let our team know in advance if there is anything specific we should know about your child. Many children with disabilities can be treated in an office setting.