Dental Sedations For Kids

What is Dental Sedation?

Dental sedation involves the use of medications to help children relax during dental procedures. It is particularly beneficial for kids who experience anxiety, have special needs, or require extensive dental work. Sedation can range from mild relaxation to deep sedation, depending on the child’s needs and the complexity of the procedure.

Types of Dental Sedation for Kids

We offer various types of sedation to ensure your child’s comfort and safety during their dental visit:

Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)

Nitrous oxide is a mild sedative that helps children relax while remaining awake and responsive. It is administered through a small mask placed over the nose, and its effects wear off quickly after the mask is removed. Nitrous oxide is ideal for children with mild anxiety or those undergoing routine procedures.

Oral Sedation

Oral sedation involves giving your child a prescribed medication in liquid or pill form before the dental procedure. This type of sedation helps children feel calm and relaxed while still being conscious. Oral sedation is suitable for kids with moderate anxiety or those needing more involved dental treatments.

IV Sedation

Intravenous (IV) sedation provides a deeper level of sedation, allowing your child to be deeply relaxed or even asleep during the procedure. IV sedation is administered by a trained professional and is closely monitored throughout the treatment. This option is ideal for children with severe anxiety or those undergoing extensive dental work.

General Anesthesia

For certain cases, general anesthesia may be recommended. Under general anesthesia, your child will be completely asleep and unaware of the procedure. This type of sedation is typically used for very young children, those with special needs, or when extensive dental work is required. General anesthesia is administered and monitored by an experienced anesthesiologist.

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