Children’s Sleep Dentistry in Hamilton

Downtown Sleep Dentistry and Oral Surgery offers stress-free sedation dentistry
appointments for children of all ages.

First-Time Patient?

Every child reacts differently to the dentist, which is why we offer multiple levels of kids dental sedation for all of our treatment options.

Pediatric dental care with sedation

Often times, children who require treatment on multiple teeth, require some form of kid sedation dental care.  Others may not have complex dental needs but require sedation or anaesthesia to complete their kids dental care. Many children require this service as they have been uncooperative at their pre-existing dental office despite behavioural control techniques, have significant anxiety associated with dental care and/or have more extensive dental disease. At our clinic, we specialize in providing compassionate and effective kids dental care to ensure your child’s comfort and well-being throughout their treatment journey. 

We always have a consultation appointment with children to determine their eligibility for safe anaesthesia treatment and to determine their current dental needs. Once we assess their situation we can begin looking at management options, which most often is deep sedation. However, it can also include various forms of sedation and/or general anaesthesia depending on your child’s level of comfort.

Kid's sleep dentistry in Hamilton
The consultation also allows us to explain the entire treatment plan to parents and caregivers.  We want to make sure you are completely aware of and are on board with your child’s dental plan. Our dedicated team of dental specialists will also take this opportunity to review diet and oral hygiene strategies to help prevent future cavities from forming as your child ages.  

Our goal is to provide your child with an extremely comfortable and safe environment while their dental treatment is being completed. To help shape the way for the future,  we want to create a great experience from the moment you arrive. We hope this will help lessen fear and anxiety for future appointment as well. Because of our kids sedation dental care options,  most of the time a child’s entire dental care treatment is completed in ONE appointment. We understand the importance of early intervention in maintaining your child’s oral health, which is why our kids dental specialists are dedicated to providing personalized care tailored to your little one’s unique needs.

Cleanings and Exams

We understand that many children get anxious at the dentist which is why we offer sedation options for every aspect of the dental care we provide. We encourage all of our patients to maintain regular six-month check-ups and cleanings so we can detect and treat any early signs of tooth decay or gum disease. Oral check ups and cleanings include scaling and polishing your teeth to help you avoid cavities, gum disease, enamel thinning and more.

Digital X-rays

Digital radiography emits less radiation than other forms of X-ray technology and is safe for our patients of all ages when used responsibly. We take only the minimum number of necessary imaging. Not only are they used for looking for cavities between teeth that are not visible, but are also a helpful tool when planning for future growth and development.

Pulpal-therapy options

When a filling isn’t enough and a cavity extends deep enough into the inside of your child’s tooth, pulp therapy is recommended. As a sedation office, we can perform this with anaesthesia to maintain your child’s comfort as we remove all of the infected nerve. This will help maintain the tooth until the adult tooth is ready to come in. 


Extraction of a tooth can be performed under some form of sedation. We have a specialized skill-set, staff and equipment that makes getting out broken, impacted, infected or otherwise difficult teeth much easier and less stressful.


It is important that once a cavity is detected, it is treated swiftly to avoid discomfort, infection and early tooth loss. Although primary teeth are eventually lost, some of these teeth need to last until a child is 12, and the primary teeth help guide the proper eruption of the adult teeth.


If your child’s tooth has suffered damage from a large cavity, from trauma, or following pulp therapy (like a root canal for a child’s tooth), dental crowns can restore their function and appearance. Some use metal and others are white in colour. We are happy to show you models and pictures at the consultation so that you know what treatment your child requires.


When a tooth is either lost or extracted sooner than it naturally should have been, space-maintainers are used to ensure the other teeth surrounding the now empty space do not shift and preserve the space for the adult tooth to properly erupt into the mouth with the most ideal positioning.  

Kids Dental Care FAQs

What steps can I take to help my child feel prepared for their first dental appointment?

You can make your child ready for their first dental visit by talking to him about what to anticipate, reading to him books or watching a video that explains what to do when you go to the dentist, and role-playing a dental check-up with him at home. Apart from that, the selection of the pediatric dentist who has the required experience to work with the children, and the off-podding of the appointment when your child is well-rested could very well be the secret to a good experience.

What is the recommended frequency for my child's dental check-ups?

A child’s regular visit to the dentist, ideally once every six months, is usually advised as part of the routine dental exams and cleaning procedures. This routine check-up allows the dentist to track your children’s oral health, catch the problems at their initial stage, and to prevent the development of disturbing effects. Thus, clear and healthy teeth and gums are maintained.

What steps can I take to prevent cavities in my child?

To set the ground for your child’s cavity-free teeth, teach them to brush their teeth properly with fluoride toothpaste twice a day. Also, teach the kids to clean in between their teeth using floss on a daily basis. Furthermore, limit any intake of sugary foods and drinks. Have your child go to the dentist every now and then for inspections and cleaning, and if you accept what they need, give them dental seals or fluoride treatments so that they’ll be more resistant to cavities.

Is dental sedation safe for children?

We acknowledge that child dental sedation is/can be safe under competent supervision by an experienced dental practitioner. Sedatives are regulated carefully so that the child’s safety and welfare is protected throughout the process. The dentist will perform a comprehensive medical history and health evaluation before putting the child under sedation which will be determined to be either intravenous or oral and its dosage. Furthermore, parents are commonly given pre-operative and post-operative instructions in order to secure the safety of the child during operation.

Call: 905.528.8959

206 Main Street W, Hamilton

Working Hours

Monday – Friday from
8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.


We are here to answer any and all questions you may have regarding your sedation dentistry appointment. 

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Maureen (Mo)
Maureen (Mo)
From the days of general anesthetic because of my extreme panic disorder to this day getting a filling with nothing. The kindness, patience and compassion of Dr. James Blackmore and lovely Nadia is golden and has no price. The whole staff always makesme feel so welcome. Thank you, thank you!! James Blackmore and Nadia. I'm a happy and calm woman!! 😁 🥰
Naz Moledina
Naz Moledina
Getting my wisdom teeth removed as an adult was daunting due to all the scary tales I'd heard. I found myself calling the office repeatedly for reassurance, and I must say, the staff at Downtown Sleep Dentistry and Oral Surgery truly transformed my experience. Their support and care made it incredibly calming. I can't recommend them enough. Dr. Cuddy was not just informative but also incredibly compassionate. Dr. Blackmore has been by my side throughout my entire recovery, checking in with me daily—it's been nothing short of amazing. The nurses were kind and really helped ease my nerves before the procedure. From the administrative start to the final step, it was simply the best. I'm planning to return to them for my TMJ issues in the future. Thank you to the ENTIRE team at Downtown Sleep Dentistry and Oral Surgery!
I have been going here for over 10 years!! My children now go here as well. The staff are all amazing and this is by far the best dental office!!! You guys are awesome and thank you for always taking care of my family and myself!!!!!
Charlene Black
Charlene Black
Awesome place. Very friendly and caring. After extensive extractions I am sitting here pain free having coffee and a yogurt.
_jules _
_jules _
Dr Blackmore and staffing are fantastic. We have been taking our two kids here for years now. They are always friendly and helpful. I highly recommend him. My kids are anxious about dentist but they have no issues here. Little or big, this is perfect place.
Trisha Babygirl
Trisha Babygirl
Amazing calming safe environment for kids and parents they are so nice polite make you feel comfortable 😊 thank you for being so kind see yous on next appointment chase MOM 🙂
Dave McKay
Dave McKay
The team was outstanding and patient with our daughter. Very supportive and understanding. Dr. Cuddy was calming and very professional. Highly recommend.