Oral Conscious Sedation can be effective for nervous and or apprehensive children. It may help to calm your child and to reduce the anxiety or discomfort associated with dental treatments. If one of our dentists determines that oral sedation is right for your child, your child will be given an oral medication to help them relax. It is important that you have a family member or a friend drive you to and from your appointment to provide maximum safety for your child. It is also crucial that proper fasting guidelines are followed for the safety of your child. During the sedation, they will be awake but may feel drowsy, and it is not unusual for them to not remember all of the details of their appointment. You will be with your child the entire duration of their appointment and will be able to watch them closely as we provide their dental treatment.
For more information about the benefits of oral sedation and how we can make your child’s visit more comfortable, please call our office today.