Visits to the dentist are frequently associated with negative feelings, especially if you or your child have had past traumatic experiences. It is normal to feel some anxiety, but if the stress interferes with your child’s safety during a dental procedure, we have solutions, and we will take good care of your little one! At Smile Explorers Pediatric Dentistry, we want every child to feel safe, comfortable, and relaxed when visiting us. We offer pediatric sedation dentistry options, including oral sedation. Your child’s comfort and well-being are always our top priorities!
Oral sedation involves using an oral medication, or “sleepy juice,” to ensure your child is calm and relaxed while receiving top-notch dental care. Your child will feel drowsy and sleepy but will remain responsive to directions. We administer a local anesthetic along with oral sedation to provide your little one with relaxed and pain-free dental care.
We may recommend oral sedation dentistry for one of the following reasons:
Your child will feel calm, drowsy, and anxiety free. Unlike general anesthesia, your child will still be fully conscious yet in a relaxed sleep-like state. Your child may continue to feel tired or sleepy for many hours after treatment. After oral sedation, most patients have little or no memory of the dental procedure!
Oral conscious sedation offers numerous benefits, including the following:
Anxiety and fear are natural feelings, but they should not stop you or your child from getting your needed dental care. At Smile Explorers Pediatric Dentistry, we strive to create positive experiences that will make your child want to come back to visit us. Our team is committed to providing gentle, compassionate, and friendly care. We invite you to call us at 623-322-2277 or schedule your online appointment today!