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