Sedation dentistry is often a necessary choice for children who feel anxious or nervous about their dental treatment. Sedation dentistry involves using a sedative medication to help your child feel more relaxed and calm during their treatment. There are several types of sedation dentistry available based on the individual needs of your child as well as preferences:
Sedation dentistry can help your child feel more comfortable during their treatment. Our experienced dentists and dental team will ensure that their entire treatment is as safe as achievable. Each member of our team is highly trained, and we will carefully monitor your child during your visit. If you have chosen oral or IV sedation for your child, please be sure to have two adults accompany the child to his/her appointment (one to sit with the child and one to drive). Please be sure to review fasting guidelines before the visit as well.
If your child suffers from dental anxiety, or have had negative experiences at the dentist in the past, or if they simply feel nervous about their treatment, sedation dentistry may help them feel more at ease. Sedation dentistry is also a good choice for patients who have difficulty getting numb or who have an extremely sensitive gag reflex.
For more information about sedation dentistry and how it can make your child’s dental experience more pleasant, we welcome you to contact us today.