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Oral Sedation in Paradise Valley Village, AZ

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! 

What Is Oral Sedation Dentistry?

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. 

When Is Oral Sedation Dentistry Recommended?  

We may recommend oral sedation dentistry for one of the following reasons:

  • If your child requires several procedures at the same time
  • If your child requires a complex or lengthy dental procedure
  • If your child is highly anxious about getting the needed dental care
  • If your child has a strong gag reflex
  • If your child has special emotional, physical, or intellectual needs
  • If your child has difficulty sitting still for long
  • To ensure the cooperation of your child throughout a dental procedure

What Does Oral Sedation Feel Like? 

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! 

What Are the Benefits of Oral Sedation? 

Oral conscious sedation offers numerous benefits, including the following: 

  • Safe and Effective: Oral sedation is a safe and effective option to help anxious or fearful children relax in the dentist’s chair. 
  • Reduced Fear and Anxiety: Oral sedation creates a calm and relaxed state, which helps build positive associations with the dentist. 
  • Increased Cooperation: Oral sedation encourages cooperative behavior, allowing our dentists to complete treatment safely and effectively. 
  • Quicker Recovery: Children treated with oral sedation typically have shorter recovery times and are less likely to develop complications. 
  • Improved Dental Health: Oral sedation helps build positive associations with the dentist, encouraging your child to get the dental care needed for long-term oral health. 

Oral Sedation Near Me in Paradise Valley Village, AZ

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!



For gentle, friendly, child dental care,
call Smile Explorers Pediatric Dentistry at 623.322.2277

Serving infants, toddlers, kids and teens in the Deer Valley, Glendale, Anthem, Norterra, Arrowhead Ranch and surrounding areas.