It’s pretty common for kids to have fear of dentists and dental procedures especially when they haven’t been exposed to dental checkups. That’s why we offer sedation dentistry to the young ones who need help to relax while in the dentist’s chair.
Kids and adults alike could get lots of benefits from sedation. First, it ensures that you wouldn’t have to worry about feeling the procedure. Second, it ensures the success of the treatment since you won’t be distracting your Oshawa dentist about your complaints of discomfort. Lastly, sedation keeps you awake so, you’re still able to walk out of the office without much effort.
Here are the types of sedation that are suitable for your kids.
Types of sedation
Laughing gas sedation
Laughing gas or nitrous oxide sedation is the most common type of sedation that is suitable for kids, especially the younger ones. In sedation dentistry, they administer nitrous oxide through a sedation mask so the patient could simply inhale the sedative. It takes effect in just a few minutes and instantly makes the kids feel lighter and calmer for the procedure. Your kids will remain awake and aware until the treatment ends.
Enteral sedation is given to the patient in the form of liquid or pill. Depending on your child’s treatment, sometimes the Oshawa dentist will prescribe the pill on your initial visit. This is so your child will take the sedative hours before the procedure. Like the nitrous oxide, your child will remain conscious and calm with this sedative until the dental process is done.
Sedation dentistry has other means to keep your child at ease during the procedures. They have intravenous or IV sedation which is given through injection. However, kids might not be too comfortable with how it is administered. Meet our Oshawa dentist now and let your kids have first-hand experience with our friendly office environment.