If your child needs major dental work, then you may be considering sedation in order to make help the appointment to be less stressful for the child. Sedation isn’t always the right solution, which is why it is a good idea to talk with a San Diego pediatric dentist in order to determine the right treatment options for your child. With major dental work, there are many benefits to using sedation.
One of the main reasons sedation might be the right choice is because it will help to lower the stress of the child during the treatment. Sometimes, children can be fidgety or uncomfortable during the appointment, and it can make it very difficult for a San Diego pediatric dentist to complete the treatment if the child is moving around. If sedation is used, the dentist can quickly complete the treatment because the child will be still during the treatment time. If the child is sedated, then they won’t have bad memories of the dental treatment, because they weren’t conscious during the treatment time.
Sedation options at Children’s Dentistry of San Diego include general anesthesia, nitrous oxide, and conscious sedation. Talk with use to determine which treatment option matches the needs of your child: (858) 536-1111