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Sedation dentistry uses various types of medication to relax patients for oral treatments and procedures. Sedation dentistry can help children with anxiety or stress disorders to relax and receive safe and effective dental treatments. Depending on your child’s sedation level and dosage amount, he or she may be awake, barely conscious with slurred words, half asleep, or in a deep state of unconsciousness. For a better understanding of the basics of sedation dentistry, listed below are various forms that exist:

– Intravenous Moderate Sedation: This form of sedation is derived via an injection directly into your child’s bloodstream for an immediate effect. Dosages can be adjusted.
– Inhaled Minimal Sedation: This form of sedative is commonly referred to as laughing gas. It works by having the user breathe in a mixture of oxygen and nitrous oxide to help them de-stress. The effects will wear off quickly after treatment.
– Oral Sedation: This form of sedation is ingested orally, but must be taken up to an hour before the procedure, as it takes a while before it takes full effect.

Don’t delay in scheduling your child’s visit with our team at Rockwall Pediatric Dentistry to determine if he or she needs dental sedation. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Morgan, Dr. Allman, Dr. Compton, and our team at our pediatric dentist office in Rockwall, Texas, please call us at 972-771-9933. Let us help you achieve a healthy smile!