When a child develops a dental problem that requires a procedure, a pediatric dentist may choose to use conscious sedation. Depending on the type of dental issue the child has and the appropriate treatment, the child may need to go under general anesthesia or sedation. Pediatric conscious sedation or oral sedation is often used by pediatric dentists to sedate patients and relieve pain during a dental procedure. At Amor Kids Dentistry, we offer professional and reliable dental services, including pediatric conscious sedation.
How Does Pediatric Conscious Sedation Work?
Pediatric conscious sedation is normally performed by pediatric dentists or sedation dentists. Firstly, the patient is given a cocktail of oral medication about an hour before the scheduled procedure. The dentists may proceed to add nitrous oxide (laughing gas) before starting the procedure.
Benefits of Pediatric Conscious Sedation
When performed by an experienced pediatric dentist or sedation dentist, oral sedation or pediatric conscious sedation can be very successful. Here are some of the benefits it offers:
- It is a cost-effective solution for small procedures
- It can be performed in most dental offices, as long as the right professionals are present
- It is relatively safe when performed properly
- It is the best way to perform a dental procedure for kids.
Book an Appointment
Do you want to learn more about pediatric dental sedation and how it can be helpful to your child? Book an appointment with Amor Kids Dentistry straightaway. Our experienced dentists will be available to speak with you and discuss your options. We will determine whether pediatric conscious sedation is right for your child.