Does the thought of an upcoming appointment to the dentist make your little one nervous? At Rio Dental and Orthodontics, we have a compassionate team of professionals who focus on making your child as comfortable as possible so they can get the treatment they need. That’s why we offer oral conscious sedation to make sure that every visit to their pediatric dentist in Irving is worry-free.
What is Oral Conscious Sedation?
If you child is nervous about their upcoming visit, we offer oral conscious sedation to help ease their worries and allow them to get the treatment they need. This medicine is taken by mouth and comes in the form of a pill or a liquid.
It will make your child slightly drowsy, all while keeping them relaxed and at ease throughout their procedure. When they arrive at our fun and comfortable office, their dentist will give them the medicine, which will begin working within the hour. If you have any questions or concerns about how you should prepare your child before they visit, don’t hesitate to contact us!
What are the Effects of This Type of Sedation?
Oral conscious sedation will help reduce your little one’s anxiety, discomfort, and fear during their procedure, allowing their dentist to complete the treatment faster. When the side effects are wearing off, your child may be a little sleepy or fussy. Some other common effects they may experience after their appointment include:
- Slow reflexes
- A headache
When the medicine is administered by one of our highly trained dental professionals at Rio Dental and Orthodontics, you won’t have to worry about your child’s safety. We look forward to giving parents the peace-of-mind that their little one’s oral health is in tip-top shape.
Who is a Good Candidate for Oral Conscious Sedation?
Most kids aren’t excited to go to the dentist, which is why we go out of our way to provide them with a fun environment that gets them enthusiastic about taking care of their mouth. If your child suffers from dental anxiety or fear, oral conscious sedation is a great option to help ease their worries. Good candidates for this include children who:
- Are bothered by the smells and sounds at the dentist’s office.
- Have a strong gag reflex.
- Have a long procedure ahead of them.
This form of sedation also offers countless benefits and can allow your child to have a more enjoyable experience. It’s also great for little ones who may have sensory disorders or are on the Autism spectrum. Instead of having to schedule multiple visits for a single procedure, we can get everything done in a single visit using oral conscious sedation, so they don’t have to suffer.
If your little one has been hesitant about visiting their dentist in the past and seems like a good candidate for oral conscious sedation, schedule a consultation with our professionals at Rio Dental and Orthodontics. We’ll happily answer any questions or concerns you may have and evaluate what the best option is for your son or daughter.