Children require many of the same dental procedures as adults, from routine examinations and cleanings to fillings and oral surgery. Many pediatric dentists administer some degree of sedation, which can greatly facilitate the procedure while giving young patients an easier, less stressful dental experience.
You may feel understandably apprehensive about your kids receiving dental sedation, even if you commonly receive sedation during your own dental appointments. The more you understand about pediatric dental sedation, the more easily you can approach the subject calmly and positively. Here are some key facts to consider if your child needs some degree of sedation during dentistry.