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Sedation Dentistry for Children
Young children with dental pain and/or infection require treatment at any age—sometimes that means your child will need to go under general anesthesia or sedation. Of course, there are many reasons for this. Some dental procedures require your child to lie completely still, there may be a lot to fix
Types of Sedation Dentistry
As one of the best dental practices in Los Angeles, Victory Plaza Dental Group offers three different types of sedation dentistry, laughing gas, oral sedation and IV sedation.
Laughing gas or nitrous oxide is used by your pediatric dentist in North Hollywood when the least invasive and mildest sedative is warranted. Your child breathes in laughing gas mixed with a little oxygen. Most kids become more relaxed as opposed to falling asleep. Your child may become somewhat lightheaded or silly but will most likely not mind this feeling.
Mild sedation keeps your child awake and calm. Once the procedure is over, your child may not remember anything. Your child will be sleepier with moderate sedation but still able to follow the instructions of the dentist. If your child is afraid, your North Hollywood dentist may recommend moderate sedation. Your child continues to breathe on their own and should wake up quickly and easily. Your kids might not even remember the procedure.
Children dentistry uses IV sedation to help ensure your child can sleep during the entire procedure. There is always a qualified professional present since your child may be unable to breathe on their own despite making noises or moving around a bit. The professional will monitor the breathing, blood pressure, heart rhythm and heart rate of your child until the procedure is over and they wake up. When your child is ready to leave, the professional will know.