Sedation is not always needed for dental appointments, but there are some situations where your child might benefit from the use of sedation. Here at Children’s Dentistry of San Diego, we have several sedation options available, and we have a discussion with the parents if sedation might be beneficial.
When Sedation is Needed
So, when might a pediatric dentist in San Diego suggest sedation for your child? Most of the time, the preference is to perform the treatment without sedation, especially if it is a very minor procedure. But, there are times when major procedures are needed, and it might make sense to sedate the child because of the invasive nature of the treatment.
Even smaller treatments might require sedation at times, depending on the personality and disposition of the child. If the child won’t sit still during the treatment, either because of behavioral concerns or a disability, then sedation can allow the dentist to perform the treatment without the child wiggling around.
Sedation can be very beneficial for a child who has a mental disability, because they don’t understand the situation well enough to understand that they need to sit still. If your child doesn’t have the mental capacity to understand the situation, then you might talk with your pediatric dentist in San Diego to decide if sedation should be used.
We offer sedation options as needed, and would love to talk with you about these options. Call Children’s Dentistry of San Diego, to learn more about the sedation treatments that are available: (858) 536-1111