Does your child need dental sedation during their next appointment? Then you, like most parents, are likely wondering how safe sedation truly is.
Check out this short blog post from Chula Vista Pediatric Dentistry to learn everything you need to know about sedation dentistry in pediatrics.
Sedation can be a critical part of oral health, even for adults. It’s often used for children who:
The use of sedatives aims to help the child be comfortable and relaxed while getting dental care.
It’s a separate method from local anesthesia, which is used to ensure the child doesn’t feel any pain during their appointment.
There are currently four types of dental sedation:
Laughing gas is the most common type of sedation used in pediatric dentistry. It’s mild and doesn’t have any long-term side effects.
However, all three other sedation options may be used successfully for children if needed.
Most commonly, children will be sedated through laughing gas, but there are cases when this sedation isn’t appropriate. If the child has a known allergy to nitrous oxide or is dealing with a lung condition, then oral consciousness may be more suitable.
The type of sedation your child will receive is established by a dentist after they carefully review the child’s medical history and take into account the dental treatment they need.
In either case, sedation is perfectly safe when administered by a trained professional in a controlled setting, like the dentist's office.
Dr. Rene aims to ensure your child is perfectly comfortable during their appointment by providing several types of sedation options.
Find out which sedation is most suitable for your child by scheduling a consultation with Chula Vista Pediatric Dentistry today.