About Sedation Dentistry
Just like you, your child needs to practice good oral hygiene. All teeth, including baby teeth, are crucial. It is important that your child brush and floss their teeth every day. Along with their daily oral care routine, regular dental visits are essential. With cleanings and exams, we can help to prevent serious oral health issues from occurring. Sometimes, your child may have an oral health issue that requires special treatment, such as a cavity. At Tiny Teeth Pediatric Dentistry, we understand that coming to the dentist, even just for a cleaning and exam, can be scary. We do everything we can to ensure your child feels safe and comfortable in our office, but sometimes, it just isn't enough. If your child is feeling anxious or fearful, we can provide sedation to help them relax.
Reasons for Sedation
There are several reasons why we may use sedation for children. One of the biggest reasons for sedation is to help your child feel safe and calm. Our office is designed to be a welcoming, comforting environment. When working with your child, we practice the show, tell, do approach. We show the tools, tell the child what we are going to do, and we do it. Even with all of these approaches, some children are still scared. Sedation may be recommended if your child is squirmy and unable to sit still. In this case, sedation is beneficial for their safety. Sedation is also beneficial to children with special needs. It can help to prevent any spontaneous movements or behavior that may interfere with treatments, helping to ensure the safety of your child.
Types of Sedation
There are several types of sedation available. We will help to determine the best type of sedation for your child based on their specific needs and situation.
Is Sedation Safe for Children?
As a parent, the safety of your child is a top concern. We take the appropriate measures to protect the safety of your child. With all types of sedation, we monitor your child throughout their procedure, keeping an eye on all vitals, including heart rate, blood oxygen levels, blood pressure, temperature, and breathing. Before the procedure, we will provide you and your child with a set of instructions. You will also be provided with post-sedation instructions as well. The health and safety of your child are of the utmost importance, and we do everything possible to ensure it.
Sedation can help your child relax in the dental chair, allowing us to perform any necessary procedures to optimize their oral health. For more information, or to find out if sedation dentistry is right for your child, call Tiny Teeth Pediatric Dentistry today at (316) 202-9629.