Conscious sedation is commonly used. We use it on children who are really afraid of the dentist. It is also helpful for young children who won’t sit still and children with special needs.
When we use conscious sedation, your child will be very sleepy. Some children even fall asleep, but they will not lose consciousness.
We use a variety of medications for conscious sedation. After discussing your child with you, we will determine which medication (or mixture of medications) will work best for your child. This will depend on your child and what procedure we are doing.
Before your appointment, it is important to let us know if your child has any changes to his or her health. If your child has become ill with a fever, infection, or cold, we may need to postpone treatment. It is also important to let us know what medications your child is taking. If your child has reactions or allergies to drugs, we need to know about it too.