3 Question You Should Ask

Three Questions Every Parent Should Ask About Dental Sedation

Going to the dentist can sometimes cause anxiety for children and it’s important to make sure your child is as calm as possible throughout the appointment. That’s why we highly recommend going to a kid’s sedation dentist office that can provide pediatric sedation!

3 Questions to Ask Your Kids Sedation Dentist about Conscious Pediatric Sedation

kids sedation dentistThough there are many different sedation methods in pediatric dentistry we generally recommend conscious sedation because it does not render the child unconscious, it simply puts the children in a more relaxed state so that they will be more receptive to the dental procedure.

However, before you make a decision regarding pediatric conscious sedation, you should ask your kid’s sedation dentist these three questions.

  • What can dental sedation accomplish for my child? It is not uncommon to be concerned about sedation for your child. That’s why it is important for your dentist to explain the benefits of conscious sedation. Perhaps your child has a nervous temperament or special needs. Pediatric conscious sedation can help minimize psychological trauma and regulate behavior for these children during dental procedures.
  • What are the risks of dental sedation? Just as you want to know the benefits of dental sedation, you should also know the risks. Dental sedation, like any medical procedure, carries a certain amount of risk for your child. Your child’s safety and comfort, however, is your dentist’s highest priority. You should firmly understand both the possible risks and the measures that your dentist has taken to avoid them.
  • How do I care for my sedated child once I leave the office? Finally, you should ask about how to care for your child afterward. Your kid’s sedation dentist has done their best to take care of your child during the appointment and should be able to give you all the information you need to take care of your child once they leave the office.

Pediatric conscious sedation allows for a calm and stress-free dentist trip for all children. It helps alleviate negative associations the child may relate to such appointments and allows for a more productive trip for everyone.

At Sea of Smiles, we want children to be calm and relaxed during their trip to the dentist. To set up an appointment at either our Yardley (267-392-5878) or Bensalem (215- 433-1840) locations; or learn more about conscious sedation or our other services, give us a call!