Sedation Dentistry: Will my child remember anything?

IV sedation kids dentistIf your child requires a dental procedure where intravenous sedation is necessary, you likely have some questions. Our team offers IV sedation for children with special needs and those undergoing lengthy or complex procedures. Sedative medication has a number of benefits for promoting comfort and relaxation, and when administered intravenously, the dosage and its effects throughout treatment is highly controlled by our kids’ dentist. IV sedation places children in a sleep-like state and therefore allows children to receive care without memories of their procedure, which helps reduce the likelihood of a boy or girl developing dental phobias.

Is IV Sedation Safe?

This method of administering sedation is very safe. Our staff has special training to oversee our patients’ care when under IV sedation. During procedures, vitals such as heart rate and respiratory rate are constantly monitored. Since medication is delivered through an IV, medication dosage is very accurate.  All medical personnel have pediatric CPR training as well as other emergency training to recognize potential problems and respond appropriately, if ever needed.

What are the benefits of intravenous sedation?

The first benefit of IV sedation is the fact that patients will be calm, still, and comfortable during treatment. When it comes to longer procedures, administering this type of medication is beneficial because it is difficult for children to remain still for prolonged amounts of time. By promoting stillness, patients will not be uncomfortable and our team will be able to perform treatment with precision and accuracy.

Sedative medication helps reduce feelings of panic and fear by temporarily stopping chemical reactions in the brain. It also induces diminished consciousness, which is ideal for ensuring a painless, comfortable experience. Depending on dosage and the unique situation of a patient, some children may have little to no recollection of their treatment.

We provide a nurturing and kid-friendly environment so that our young patients are comfortable in our care. To learn more about our kids’ dentist, IV sedation, or the services we offer, call Fort Worth Children’s Dentistry at 817-569-6633.