Sedation is endorsed by American Dental Association and is a technique to guide a child’s behavior during dental treatment. Medications are used to
help increase cooperation and to reduce anxiety or discomfort associated with dental procedures. Sedative medications cause most children to become
relaxed and drowsy. Unlike general anesthesia, sedation is not intended to make a patient unconscious or unresponsive.
Sedation may be indicated for children who have a level of anxiety that prevents good coping skills, those who are very young and do not understand
how to cope in a cooperative fashion, or those requiring extensive dental treatment. Sedation can also be helpful for some patients who have special needs.
Sedation is used for a child’s safety and comfort during dental procedures. It allows the child to cope better with dental treatment and helps prevent injury
to the child from uncontrolled or undesirable movements. Sedation promotes a better environment for providing dental care.
Various medications can be used to sedate a child. Medicines will be selected based upon your child’s overall health, level of anxiety and dental treatment
Sedation can be used safely and effectively when administered by a pediatric dentist who follows the sedation guidelines of the American Academy
of Pediatric Dentistry.
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