Very young, apprehensive, or special needs children often require a slightly stronger level of sedation to allow dental treatment to be completed safely and comfortably. Conscious sedation allows your child to become drowsy, possibly fall asleep, but remain conscious and maintain all refluxes throughout the procedure.
There are a variety of medications that can be used and the doctor will recommend the best medication for your child based on their medical history and the dental treatment required.
Prior to your child’s conscious sedation appointment please:
- Notify Silverdale Dental Center immediately of any changes in health. A cough, cold, ear infection, and fever can often interfere with the safety of the sedation and your child will need to be re-scheduled.
- Notify Silverdale Dental Center of any changes in medications or any recent allergies.
- Dress your child in loose-fitting, comfortable clothes.
- Ensure your child has had nothing to eat or drink in the last six hours. If your child takes a daily medication, discuss with your doctor their recommendations on how to safely take it while ensuring a safe sedation.
- A legal guardian must remain in the office the entire length of the sedation and the child must be with an adult for the remainder of the day to ensure the medication has worn off prior to any activity.