For the child that can't cooperate in the traditional dental setting we offer treatment under general anesthesia in a Hospital setting. This is a great service that provides quality dental care without traumatizing the patient that is nervous.
Some procedures in dentistry may require a deep level of sedation for anxious patients. When other methods of sedation aren't quite enough, IV sedation is a good alternative. During IV sedation, an anti-anxiety drug is administered through your child’s blood system while treatment is completed. This allows the medication to be more efficient and helps your child achieve a deeper level of relaxation. Your child will probably not remember much (or anything at all) about their procedure because of the short-term amnesia it creates.
Complex procedures can seem faster. Your child is always properly monitored for their safety, and you will need to have someone care for your child for a little while after the procedure. Due to the advanced monitoring required during IV sedation, we work closely with specialists trained and equipped to make this a safe experience. We are happy to discuss your child’s sedation needs and customize a plan for them. If IV sedation is indicated, we will help your child get scheduled with a specialist who can make this treatment possible.