For children, a trip to the dentist can be scary. While we will always use a gentle touch whenever we work with your child, some children tend to be more anxious than others and may need a little extra help to relax in our dentist’s chair. We offer oral conscious sedation to help your child overcome dental fears and receive the care they need without upset and anxiety.
Separately, or in addition to Nitrous Oxide, oral medication may be administered in our office prior any dental treatment for young patients with apprehension to traditional dental therapy. Patient’s medical history is carefully examined to prevent any drug interactions; once sedated your child will be able to respond to simple commands but will become calm and relaxed during the procedure.
Oral sedation dentistry for your child’s dental anxiety is simple. We will provide you with a pill or liquid medication that he or she can take that he or she can take once you arrive at our office. Your child will probably be sleepy after taking the pill, but he or she will be able to respond. Afterward, he or she might not even remember very much about the visit! We can use oral sedation to qualm your child’s dental fears while we perform fillings, crowns, or even just routine cleanings.
The recovery time varies individually, and parents or guardians may be required to remain in the office until all vital signs are positive and to alleviate any possibility of post-operative complications. The entire treatment is supervised and monitored by our team.