Treatment can vary greatly from child to child depending on the extent of their cavities, age, and behavior. If your child requires treatment, the dentist will discuss different behavior management methods with you in detail.
- Oral Conscious Sedation: Oral conscious sedation is available for apprehensive, young children, and children with special needs. This method is used for short procedures only. It is used to calm our child and to reduce the anxiety or discomfort associated with dental treatment. Your child may be quite drowsy, but they will not become unconscious.
- IV Sedation: Most children are able to complete treatment with nitrous oxide and local anesthetic, but some patients require IV sedation. This procedure is safely administered by our qualified anesthesiologist. It is used when children are young, unable to cooperate due to high anxiety, with special needs, or need extensive dental work. IV sedation is always scheduled in the morning because your child will be asked to fast from the night before.
For any type of sedation, we require a consultation first. Your child’s safety and well-being is our foremost concern. We also provide you a chance to speak with the anesthesiologist before the appointment so that you have an opportunity to ask questions or address any concerns you may have.