No matter how much you may try to prepare your child for their dental appointment, there may still be fear and anxiety about unfamiliar surroundings.
Fortunately, there are options for reducing anxiety and making your little one’s visit more comfortable. Dental sedation is one option. But what does it entail? And is it safe for children? Read on to find out!
Dental sedation is a term used for the various methods of managing anxiety, fear, and pain when undergoing treatment at a dental clinic.
There are different levels of sedation available in dentistry, including:
Yes, it is. Pediatric dentists are highly trained in administering the right amount of sedation that is appropriate for the age and size of each individual child to ensure their safety.
Additionally, strict protocols are implemented to ensure double-checks on medications and dosing levels by both the dentist and anesthesiologist.
In other words, dental sedation has been proven safe and effective when monitored by experienced professionals. Our team makes sure every procedure is done with your child's safety as our top priority.
When preparing your child for dental sedation, it’s important to keep them informed about what is going to happen before and during their appointment. Some tips include:
After receiving dental sedation, it’s important to follow these steps when caring for your child:
Are you looking for a dental office that will make your child's experience as comfortable and anxiety-free as possible? Look no further than Memorial Children's Dentistry.
Our team, led by Dr. Hanna is kind, friendly, and dedicated to providing the best possible care for your child. We’ll put your child's needs first and ensure they have a positive experience. Contact us today to book an appointment!