At your child’s examination appointment, Dr. Aliotti will determine if sedation is necessary and what method of sedation will be most effective. Along with any sedation, local anesthesia is provided as needed.

Laughing gas analgesia

Laughing gas mixed with Oxygen can provide an effective means of relaxation for mildly anxious patients. Laughing gas alleviates anxiety and helps patients to accept dental treatment more easily. Along with the laughing gas, Dr. Aliotti uses behavior management techniques such as tell-show-do, distraction, and positive reinforcement to help obtain positive behavior.

IV Sedation

If your child is very uncooperative and/or has extensive dental needs and needs to be “asleep” for treatment, IV sedation may be a good option. A physician anesthesiologist and a nurse from Pediatric Dental Anesthesia Associates provide IV sedation in the office of Alafaya Pediatric Dentistry. For more information about this method of sedation, go to

If your child has been recommended to have IV sedation, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry has information on how to best prepare your child and what to expect on the day of the appointment. Click here to review AAPD recommendations.

General Anesthesia

For our medically compromised patients who have extensive dental needs, general anesthesia in an outpatient setting may be an appropriate option. Dr. Aliotti works with the Blue Cloud Orlando Children’s Surgical Center and is able to provide care to patients under General Anesthesia. For more information about Blue Cloud, go to