Moderate (Conscious) Sedation
What is moderate conscious sedation?
Moderate (conscious) sedation is a medication-induced depressed level of consciousness designed to minimize discomfort and anxiety in children undergoing dental procedures. This type of sedation will put your child into a state of deep relaxation so they can receive the dental care they need comfortably and safely.
Your child will typically remain responsive throughout the procedure. However, if they fall asleep (that is ok) they can be easily woken.
Moderate (conscious) sedation can help your child overcome their fear of the dentist and reduce anxiety regarding future visits. Parents are always welcome to accompany their child throughout this appointment.
How does moderate conscious sedation work?
Moderate (conscious) sedation medications are given to your child in our office. Our dentists will determine which medications are appropriate for your child and they will be administered orally.
After waiting in a special calm room for the medications to have their desired effects, your child will be brought to a treatment room where their dental care will be safely completed. Parents are welcome to stay with their child during the treatment.
Because of the lingering effects of these medications, your child will not be able to return to school or daycare the day of this appointment and will need to be monitored closely after returning home.
Moderate (conscious) sedation can help your child overcome their fear of the dentist!
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