Is Sedation Safe For Kids?

Sedation In Pediatric Dental Work

With 42 percent of children ages 2 to 11 getting cavities, dental caries is the most common chronic disease in children. As a result, a lot of children need dental work that goes beyond routine cleaning. Some procedures require the patient to lie completely still, and the sounds of the dental tools can be scary. This is where sedation comes in so that each child can be comfortable and relaxed during their procedure.

Is Sedation Safe?

Sedation in dentistry is very safe, whether the patients are children or adults. There are several different types or levels of sedation depending on the procedure and the needs of the patient, including oral sedation, nitrous oxide (laughing gas), and intravenous sedation. Food and drink restrictions are often necessary for the hours prior to sedation for safety reasons, and loose-fitting clothing can help as well.

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If your child has never needed dental work before, it can be a source of anxiety for both of you, so make sure to give us a call at 719-598-3502 or send us a email so that we can answer any questions you may have about the procedure and about sedation. We want all of our patients to have a positive experience.

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