Your Questions About IV Sedation For Your Child

When you take a stroll through the dental sedation options that we offer for your child’s dental care, you may find yourself a little unsure about what to think of each type. Of course, your goal is for your child to have the most enjoyable, calm visit, so future care is seen in a positive light! What to do then, when you realize IV sedation is an option? Should this be your go-to since it’s the strongest? Is is suggested for particular use? Is it safe? Answers to common questions will help you gain an introductory understanding! Feel free to contact us to learn more!

Questions and Answers

Question: Is it safe to give my child IV sedation? This seems like a serious type of medicine that requires careful monitoring.

Answer: You are correct! You will also be happy to learn that it is safe and that your child will be monitored throughout the entire visit. This sedative is provided to your child by a pediatric anesthesiologist who will help make the experience a good one for your son or daughter.

Question: Should I be choosing IV sedation for my child every time, since it’s the deepest form of sedation? I want my child to feel calm!

Answer: Not exactly. The good news is that all levels of sedation result in a wonderful calming effect, so your child can relax. Nitrous oxide or oral sedation also provide a sense of tranquility. We generally suggest this sedative for children with special needs or for instances in which your little one feels extreme anxiety.

Question: What is IV sedation?

Answer: It’s the strongest type of dental sedation, which is administered intravenously (that’s what the IV stands for).

Learn About Sedation Options For Your Children

Remember that we provide dental sedation, so your children may receive dental care, while enjoying a very relaxing experience. Schedule a visit with your Dallas, TX children’s dentist, Dr. Marr at Pediatric Dental Care at Casa Linda by calling 214-321-4880. We proudly welcome patients from Dallas, TX, and all surrounding communities, including Casa Linda, Lakewood, Lake Highlands, Forest Hills, East Dallas, Mesquite, Garland, Richardson, and more.

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