Baby Dental Care: Sedation In Children

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Sedation is used for long procedures but is it really safe for children? Here is what to know about dental sedation for your child.

Main points:

– Ensure that the dentist is fully equipped with monitoring devices to check your child’s heart and breathing rate.

– Only allow sedation if your child has serious issues like gag reflexes and not for simple procedures like teeth cleaning.

– Types of child-appropriate sedation include nitrous oxide (laughing gas), medication and IV sedation.

Consult your dentist about sedation, depending on your child’s needs.

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Loran Simon

Dental Care Tips is a dental news website for patients. We also provide a free service to help patients find local dentists. Dental Care Tips is operated by Somnowell Marketing, a digital marketing agency for dental practices. We also founded Somnowell, the ground breaking anti-snoring device invented by Prof. Simon Ash.