Minimal (which can progress to moderate) conscious sedation is commonly achieved with medication taken by mouth (orally).
Conscious Sedation Some children can become anxious when they see the dentist.
Once your child has received sedation, the dentist will give him or her an injection (shot) or injections in the treatment area to keep it pain-free during and after the procedure.
The sedation medicine may last up to 6 hours after the treatment is done.
Local anesthesia is the temporary loss of sensation or pain in one part of the body produced by a topically applied or injected agent without depressing the level of consciousness.2 Most of the dental anesthesia used on a daily basis is considered to be in the local anesthesia category.
Dear Doctor, My 10-year-old has multiple cavities that need treating, and he’s really anxious despite the best efforts of our dentist.
Please read the following information to learn about this medication, its possible use for your child’s dental procedure, and how you can help.
As a result, they may not be able to relax or sit still long enough to receive treatment.
The dentist may suggest giving these children a form of medicine that can help them to relax and/or become sleepy.
Nitrous oxide is mixed with oxygen and delivered through a small mask over the nose.
Safety is parents' top consideration when it comes to their child receiving dental sedation.