Sedation Dentistry and Kids

Sedation Dentistry and Kids

Posted by Rosemont Dental Center on Aug 17 2021, 08:55 PM

Mild sedation is used in sedation dentistry on children to help them relax during the procedure. Dental sedation is helpful when multiple procedures must be completed at the same time, as well as for managing specific needs or anxiety while your child receives dental care. Rosemont Dental Center puts your child's safety and well-being first by providing the most excellent care.

Types of Sedation

  • Nitrous Oxide

Laughing gas, commonly known as nitrous oxide, is a safe way to keep your child calm during a dental procedure. Laughing gas is administered through a face mask mixed with oxygen. The sedation takes about five minutes to take effect. The mask will stay on until the treatment is completed. Your child will be in a good happy mood throughout the procedure.

  • Oral Sedatives

If your child is nervous, oral sedation is the best option. It is administered through the mouth or nose. Within 20 minutes, this begins to work and keeps your child drowsy and peaceful throughout the procedure.

  • IV Sedation

Intravenous (IV) sedation is done with a needle inserted into your child's arm or hand. The most significant benefit of IV sedation is that your child's dentist can provide more medication to keep them relaxed during more extended procedures.

Before Sedation

Before you take your child to the dentist, there are a few things you should know. Following these instructions will ensure that your child comfortably receives the best possible treatment.

  • Before sedation, avoid feeding solid foods to your child.
  • The child should be dressed comfortably.
  • Tell the dentist about any prescriptions or medicines that your child is taking.
  • Bring their favorite toy to keep them occupied and make them feel better.


Nausea, drowsiness, and a loss of physical coordination are all typical side effects of sedation; there is nothing to worry about that. Following the procedure, your child will require some attention and rest.

  • Keep an eye on them.
  • Feed them with soft foods.
  • Make sure they are well hydrated.
  • Use an ice pack if there is any kind of swelling. 

Rosemont Dental Center is here to administer and care for your child throughout any procedure. Our highly experienced and skilled dentist will ensure you the best possible treatment in town.  We are available to answer any questions that you may have regarding any dental condition or treatment. Get in touch with Dentist in Frederick MD at (301) 663-1144 and book an appointment. Our clinic is located at 2090 Old Farm Dr #C, Frederick, MD 21702.

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