If your child requires a little extra help to feel comfortable while receiving dental care, our pediatric dentist may suggest oral sedation. This is a conscious form of sedation that is taken orally with a pill. It is a safe and effective way to help your child feel at ease during their treatment. Some of the benefits of oral sedation are:

For pediatric oral sedation, you will meet with our pediatric dentist prior to the appointment to discuss your child’s medical history. It is important to notify our pediatric dentist of any medical conditions, allergies or medication your child may be taking. This information will help us determine if oral sedation is the best option for your child. If so, we will give you detailed instructions on how the medication should be taken. Following these instructions will help ensure that your child will reach the best results and have an enjoyable dental visit.

Keep in mind that it is normal for individuals to feel tired and drowsy while on this medication. Our team will closely monitor your child during their appointment to make sure they remain comfortable and safe. They may need to be monitored at home as well following their treatment.

To learn more about pediatric oral sedation and schedule an appointment with our pediatric dentist, contact our office today.