We recognize that some of our young patients may feel anxious or apprehensive about receiving dental care. Dr. Vega and her staff work hard to make sure that your child has a comfortable, positive experience, and that's why we are pleased to offer sedation dentistry for those patients needing a little extra comfort before receiving treatment. Feeling anxious about receiving dental care should never prevent having a beautiful, healthy smile.
Customized sedation dentistry that is safe and effective
There are different types of sedation dentistry, and working together, you and Dr. Vega will decide on a personalized treatment plan that will give your child the care they need while ensuring comfort every step of the way. We will consider your child's age, weight and level of anxiety.
Common questions about sedation dentistry
We understand that before receiving treatment, you may have many questions about sedation dentistry. Here are some of the most common questions and answers about sedation dentistry.
- Will my child feel anything during treatment?
In most cases, patients do not feel anything. There is very little discomfort, and many patients wake up feeling relaxed and comfortable with almost no memory of the treatment.
- Is sedation dentistry safe?
Sedation in Pediatric Dentistry has become a safe and effective way for many patients to receive dental treatment.
- How long will it take the sedation to wear off?
The time it takes for the sedatives to wear off depends on the dose received, how long the treatment is, and how quick your child's body can recover.
- Is my child a good candidate for sedation dentistry?
Any patients who experience dental anxiety are good candidates for sedation dentistry. If your child has any of the following fears or concerns, ask your doctor about sedation dentistry as an option for their next dental treatment:
- Extreme dental anxiety or fear of visiting the dentist
- Fear of needles and/or shots
- Have had a traumatic dental experience in the past
- Can't handle the smells or noises of being at a dentist's office
- Have overly sensitive teeth, a strong gag reflex, or trouble getting numb
- Require a more complex dental treatment
- Feel self-conscious about your teeth
- Wish to have a more comfortable dental treatment
If you feel that your child could benefit from sedation dentistry, please contact us and let us know how we can better accommodate your family's needs.