Conscious sedation can help your child overcome their fear of the dentist so they can get the pediatric dental care they need.
Before your child’s appointment, they may need to take a special pill or drink prescribed by their dentist. Conscious sedation can also refer to IV dentistry, which uses an IV to administer anesthesia.
During treatment, your child will enter a state of deep relaxation without falling asleep. If your child has dental fear or anxiety, conscious sedation may be the solution.
Benefits of conscious sedation
Oral sedation dentistry is safe because your child won’t be unconscious during the procedure. If your child does happen to fall asleep, they can be easily woken. Your child will also be able to cooperate with their dentist during treatment. For example, their dentist may need them to tilt their head so they can better access a tooth.
If your child needs significant dental work, you may want to ask about oral sedation or other types of sedation dentistry. While we understand parents may have reservations about anesthesia, it’s less traumatic for the child if they don’t have to go through a long intensive procedure.
Conscious sedation can help your child overcome their fear of the dentist!
Our pediatric dentists at Children’s Dental Care are dedicated to helping young patients overcome dental anxiety. To schedule an appointment for your child, or learn more about sedation dentistry, call any of our offices in Canton, Dearborn, and Livonia.