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Sedation Dentistry

Yorktown Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric Dentists located in Yorktown Heights, NY

Sedation dentistry provides a safe and effective option to help nervous kids feel more comfortable at the dentist. Staci Brunell, DMD, Priyanka Patel, DMD, and the experts at the Yorktown Pediatric Dentistry ensure your child’s safety and provide the most pleasant experience possible. If your child seems uneasy about the dentist or having dental work, sedation dentistry may be an excellent option. Call the Yorktown Heights, New York, office today or register online through the booking tool to speak with an expert and schedule an appointment.

Sedation Dentistry Q & A

What is sedation dentistry?

The experts at Yorktown Pediatric Dentistry know that many children experience anxiety at the dentist. Sedation dentistry is an option for patients who experience dental anxiety or fear. Sedative medications administered by a licensed anesthesiologist will allow the dentists at Yorktown Pediatric Dentistry to complete all of your child’s necessary dental treatment in a safe and efficient manner.

How can I tell if my child needs sedation dentistry?

Children frequently have new experiences; some can make them uncertain or uncomfortable. A dentist’s office has sounds and essential tools that are likely unfamiliar to them. As a result, your child can benefit from sedation dentistry if they experience:

  • Severe anxiety or special needs that do not allow them to sit for dental treatment
  • Feelings of claustrophobia
  • General fear of the dentist 

Sedation dentistry allows the experts to operate safely without the risk of your child moving unexpectedly.

How does IV Sedation work?

The Yorktown Pediatric Dentistry team specializes in IV sedation to provide maximum comfort to your child. The dentists at Yorktown Pediatric Dentistry and a licensed dental anesthesiologist will administer a combination of intravenous, intramuscular, and inhalational anesthetics that first relaxes your child and then produces profound amnesia and pain control. Patient’s breathe on their own and reawaken soon after the procedure is completed with no memory of the procedure.

Can my child go back to school after sedation dentistry?

IV sedation requires that your child rest for at least a full day before resuming planned activities. It can make your child drowsy, which may induce sleep.

While your child should wait a day to fully recover, IV sedation doesn’t interfere with food options for most. While this can vary depending on the reason for your dental visit, your child is free to eat their favorite foods. Many prefer to eat lighter meals with softer food choices until some of the sedation wears off. 

Learn more about sedation dentistry by calling or booking an appointment through the online reservation portal today.