Sedation & Your Child
Good oral health is an important part of total health. When helping children, we often work with pediatricians, other physicians and dental specialists. All young people are served best through this team approach. We, the pediatric dentists, are an important part of your child’s health team.
Sometimes a child is too young to tolerate required dental treatment. This may be the case when a very young child has multiple cavities. In these cases, we utilize the care of a board certified anesthesiologist (a medical doctor). Our anesthesiologist comes fully prepared to the office with all the necessary medicines, emergency kits, and monitoring equipment to keep your child safe and comfortable.
The child is put to sleep using a combination of inhalation and IV medicines to keep the child asleep during dental treatment. The child is then monitored during the entore procedure. No oral medications or other unnecessary medications are given.
We feel that quality dental treatment can then be done in a safe manner without undue physical or mental harm to your child.