Our pediatric dentists offer mild oral sedation to those patients who need it. is taken by mouth as either a pill or syrup, typically one hour before your child’s appointment. Our dental office will contact you before your child’s appointment with specific instructions for how and when your child should take the prescribed medication. We’ll also let you know whether your child will be able to eat or drink before their procedure.
We may recommend oral sedation if your child:
- Has dental anxiety
- Experiences heightened levels of stress
- Is young and needs help holding still
- Needs a long complex procedure
What to Expect With Mild Oral Sedation
Your child will feel drowsy and relaxed while under mild oral sedation. Yet, they’ll still be awake during their dental procedure. This means that your child will be able to respond to simple commands and cooperate with our team. For example, one of our pediatric dentists may ask your child to tilt their head so they can better access a tooth.
Once the procedure is done, we’ll monitor your child as they come out of the. We’ll also give you post-procedure instructions for how to care for your child at home. After your child’s appointment, you’ll need to keep them home from school and/or daycare so you can keep an eye on them.
Call Hudsonville Dental Kids
Still have questions about mild oral sedation? Call our pediatric dental office to learn how we can help your child feel more safe and comfortable during their next appointment. Our pediatric dentists and their team will work with you to create the best environment for your child to receive the dental care they need. Mild oral sedation could be just what your child needs for their next appointment to go smoothly.