Sometimes, children benefit from receiving sedation during oral health procedures to promote a relaxing and worry-free experience. When receiving invasive or complex treatment from our kids dentist, IV sedation can ease the minds of fearful patients and help our younger guests stay calm and still during procedures so that our team can work without obstruction. Our team is dedicated to providing comprehensive pediatric dentistry services that help establish a foundation of good oral health and increase oral function when necessary.
What is IV Sedation?
Administered intravenously, this form of sedation dentistry involves the administration of prescription medication to improve the effectiveness of treatment and keep patients comfortable during procedures. The type of sedation used during treatment is determined by our kids dentist. IV sedation is typically reserved for lengthy, invasive, or complex procedures.
What are procedures that might involve IV sedation?
Common procedures where IV sedation might be used are tooth extractions, extensive restorations, and oral surgeries.
Is intravenous sedation safe?
IV sedation is used in pediatric dentistry for a number of reasons. When this type of sedation is used, our team follows very strict FDA guidelines and procedural protocols to ensure that our patients receive the highest quality care in the safest environment possible. The effects of IV sedation are quite predictable and can be changed quite easily by adjusting the dose as necessary during treatment. This means that patients will only receive the amount of medicine needed to ensure comfort. During treatment, children’s vitals will be monitored with high-tech equipment and in the event of an emergency, our staff knows how to respond with advanced life support techniques.
Should I ask our dentist about sedation?
If you feel that your child might benefit from sedation dentistry, feel free to bring it up at your next appointment. Children who will be undergoing oral surgery or those with pronounced dental phobias or special needs may benefit from sedation.
Call our office at Fort Worth Children’s Dentistry to schedule an appointment or ask questions.