Dental sedation can be a critical part of going to the dentist, even for kids. But whenever a parent hears their child might need sedation during their next appointment, their number one question is:
Is it safe?
Find out the answer and more about sedation in this short blog post.
Sedation is used by dentists to ensure everyone has access to dental care. When it comes to children, a pediatric dentist might recommend sedation in the following cases:
The role of sedation is to ensure the child is perfectly calm and relaxed during their appointment, so the dentist can administer the treatment.
Many people confuse sedation with anesthesia. While many sedatives can have an anesthetic effect to a point, the latter is used to prevent patients from feeling pain during their procedures.
There are four types of sedation used in pediatric dentistry:
Sedation is safe when it’s used by a trained professional in a controlled setting. A dentist will first assess the child’s medical history and take into account their necessary dental treatment before recommending one type of sedation over another.
Still, it’s natural to have more questions about dental sedation, even after learning more about it.
Valencia pediatric dentist Dr. Laura Greenwald would be happy to answer all your questions and help you make the best possible decision for your child.
You can request a visit to All Kids Dentistry online and stop by our office for a dental sedation consultation.
For more information, call us at (661) 349-8636 today.