Just like with adults,sedation dentistry is often used to make children feel safe and relaxed. Regardless of the method, the risks involved are not determined by the patient’s age. As a parent, it is important to follow your dentist’s instructions before an appointment that will require the use of sedation dentistry.
At Bayside Dental, we take great care in ensuring all our patients receive treatment under safe and comfortable conditions. If your child is undergoing treatment that involves sedation dentistry, we will follow a number of procedures to make sure no complications arise from the sedation methods used.
Sedation Dentistry and Choking
One of the major concerns for parents is a child throwing up and choking while under sedation. We collect information on general health from our patients, allowing your Bayside Dental team to determine the right kinds of treatment for you and your kids. When you make an appointment, you will be provided with all the information you need to prepare for treatment.
The first step is limiting food and drink intake prior to an appointment. You should also bring along any comfort items that will help your child relax before and during treatment. Children need reassurance during dentistry so make sure to work closely with your Bayside Dental team to promote an environment that is safe and conducive to healthy, young smiles.
It is also important to recognize most dental phobias start at a young age. Sedation dentistry can help anxious children relax during treatment and stop negative associations before they develop. Again, it is important to speak to your Bayside Dental professional about the right type of sedation dentistry for your child before choosing a treatment plan.
Do you have further concerns about sedation dentistry for your child? Call Bayside Dental today and we will happily provide you with the answers to your questions.