Advantages of Pediatric Oral Sedation

The best part about oral sedation for dental treatment is that it comes with very few side effects.

Sedation dentistry is one of the best tools that pediatric dentists have at their disposal. For kids who are very anxious and either don’t want to open their mouths or can’t sit still when required, oral sedation is an excellent and low-risk option. The best part about oral sedation is that it differs from IV and other forms of sedation because your child is awake the entire time.

Pediatric Oral Sedation

Few Side Effects

The best part about oral sedation is that it comes with very few side effects. Dizziness, headache, and sometimes nausea and mouth dryness are about as complex as symptoms get for some children. As with any medication, an allergic reaction may occur, but oral sedation is a nearly side-effect-free alternative to other dental sedation methods.

Oral sedation usually lasts long enough to get through simple procedures. Once the medication wears off, your child will be ready to go home.

Safe and Problem-Free

Even though oral sedation is, for most children, problem-free, your pediatric dentist will be trained to know what signs to look for to spot trouble. Throughout the procedure, your child will be closely watched for any signs of issues.

The most common medications used for children are Chloral Hydrate, Triclofos Sodium, and Midazolam. The medications are just enough to take the edge off and allow your little one to sleep but are not enough to cause any genuine concern.

There is no such thing as sedation that doesn’t come with any side effects or risks, but oral sedation for kids is about as safe as possible. Except for rare instances of allergic reactions, your child will be comfortable throughout their procedure and ready to go home without any negative recollection of their dental procedure.

Oral Sedation for Your Child

At The Dental Anesthesia Center, we work hard to make you feel at ease by providing exceptional patient care in a relaxed, convenient atmosphere. We believe that patients should have sufficient information to make educated decisions about their oral health, treatment options, and choice of sedation dentists in St. Louis.

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Updated: January 31, 2024

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