Pediatric dental patients are no different from adults in that many of them have some level of fear or anxiety around dental appointments. If that dental fear is so severe that it presents an obstacle to getting your child to appointments in our office, IV sedation may help.
With IV sedation, our pediatric anesthesiologists will administer carefully measured doses of anti-anxiety drugs intended to help put your child at ease for the treatment. Because the doses are determined on a patient-by-patient basis, this can be a safe option for children who are apprehensive about seeing the dentist.
IV sedation is also beneficial because your child will have no recollection of the procedure after the fact, which means that there are no bad memories to exacerbate fears that may make the child resistant to future appointments and treatments.