Our team at Blakeney Pediatric Dentistry is skilled and experienced in the administration of sedation for your child. You can feel completely at ease with sedation for your child, because it has proven to be a safe option to help nervous and anxious children cope with a new experience. Sedation can also be used to help children with special needs or those who have trouble sitting still for long periods of time. Additionally, we can use sedation in combination with local anesthetic to help prevent your little one from feeling discomfort during their treatments.
What is Conscious Sedation?
Conscious sedation is a safe method of helping your child relax during their dental appointment. Our doctors will give them an oral sedative that makes them feel drowsy and calm. Your child will remain alert and able to respond and react, but will feel much less anxious. Once this has taken full effect, our team can begin our planned procedures.
Benefits of Conscious Sedation
The leading benefit for choosing conscious sedation is to help your child feel comfortable and unafraid during their appointments. First time dentistry can be scary for some, and this will help them make sure they have a good first experience. Additionally, children who have trouble sitting still in a chair for long periods of time, or those with special needs, can benefit from the relaxing effect it has on them. Overall, sedation allows our team to be able to complete the necessary treatments in a reasonable timeframe. This means, less office visits for your child’s care and a better first experience.
If you or your child are worried about their dental appointment, contact our Charlotte, NC office today to inquire about conscious sedation!