Sedation Dentistry for Children
What is Sedation Dentistry for Children?
It’s not uncommon for kids to be nervous and downright scared when visiting the dental office. It might be difficult for you to get them in for treatment because of this fear. We offer a range of different sedative options to make your life a lot easier. These sedative options improve your child’s experience in our office and helps them to feel comfortable, relaxed and safe.
Why might Sedation Dentistry for Children be needed?
If your child has a disability or health condition of any kind that prevents them from sitting still in the dental chair, sedation might be the best choice for them. Likewise, if your child shows extreme fear and anxiety over visiting the dentist, it is time to consider sedation as a way for them to still receive the care that they need. We may recommend sedation for more complex procedures, like oral surgery. We can discuss the different sedative options with you at their next appointment.
Who is a candidate for Sedation Dentistry for Children?
Most children are good candidates for sedation dentistry. We safely administer and monitor the sedative whenever it is being given to your child. This can help you to feel confident that they are safe when in our office receiving this type of care. We will review your child’s health and medical history to determine if sedation is right for them.
What can be expected during Sedation Dentistry for Children?
We offer several different types of sedation to make your child’s time with us more comfortable and relaxed. Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, is the most commonly used on pediatric patients. This small mask is placed over your child’s nose and puts them into a deeply relaxed state. The effects wear off quickly once the mask is removed. We offer oral sedation for older kids and teens as well, and this involves taking a simple pill that relaxes them before their appointment starts. IV sedation is available and is better suited to patients undergoing more complex procedures and surgeries.
If you think your child would benefit from sedation dentistry, call us today so that we can get them in for a consultation appointment.