About Sedation Dentistry for Your Child

Preparing your child for a dental visit likely comes with an intense desire on your part to provide your little one with great comfort. This may include emotional comfort or even physical comfort. We would like to remind you that we feel the same way about our pediatric patients – one of the greatest ways to establish excellent dental care habits is to offer a relaxing, calm experience from the get-go. Fortunately, we offer sedation dentistry to help your child enjoy a comfortable visit.

What Is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry is the use of sedating – or tranquilizing – medicines that relax your child’s central nervous system. This is the same type of option you may receive from your dental practice. Just like you, your child may suffer from nervousness, severe dental anxiety, may feel slightly worried about a treatment, or may have a hard time relaxing. Whatever the case, this is why we offer sedation.

Does My Child Qualify?

We will need to speak with you and your child to make a determination regarding sedation dentistry. It is always our first priority to ensure your child is healthy enough to receive sedation and that your son or daughter is not taking any medications that may react with the sedative. As for your child’s needs, most patients qualify for sedation dentistry because our number one goal is to ensure your child feels relaxed and enjoys dental care.

What Types Do You Offer?

We offer both oral sedation and IV sedation. We will determine which type of sedation dentistry is best suited to your child based on your little one’s particular needs as well as the type of upcoming visit we have scheduled for your child. Please feel free to contact us with your questions, so we may begin planning.


At Pediatric Dental Care at Casa Linda, Dr. Marr provides gentle, compassionate children’s dentistry, including a comprehensive selection of treatments. In combined efforts with her considerate, experienced team, Dr. Marr promotes both comfort and education to safeguard your child’s oral health for many years to come. To learn more or to schedule a visit, contact our office at 214-321-4880. We proudly welcome patients from Dallas, Casa Linda, Lakewood, Lake Highlands, Forest Hills, East Dallas, Mesquite, Garland, Richardson, and surrounding communities.

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