Sedation dentistry is gaining immense popularity, and many patients with dental fear or anxiety are opting for the same. Today, there are many forms of sedation to choose from. Oral sedation happens to be one of them. Oral liquid sedation works best for children who cannot bear the pain associated with injections. The effects of this sedation are quick and help us perform the procedure quickly, while your little one feels comfortable and relaxed.
How Is Oral Sedation Administered?
We administer in-office conscious oral sedation in a liquid form to your child. You can be by their side during the entire treatment. We will give them a medical liquid, also addressed as sleepy juice, to help them feel comfortable and alleviate their anxiety. This liquid, when administered, also makes the treatment faster and easier for them.
In some cases, we combine oral liquid sedation with nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to help your child feel more relaxed. This combination lets your little one handle slightly complicated dental treatment very comfortably.
How to Prepare for Oral Sedation?
- Ensure that your child does not eat or drink anything hours before the sedation appointment. This is because, if we administer oral sedation on a full stomach, it may make them nauseous, and they may become sick.
- If your child becomes sick before the sedation appointment, we will postpone the appointment until they feel alright.
- Do not give any medication before or after the sedation is administered. This is because some medications may interact with the sedation and may affect your child’s health.
What Happens After the Procedure?
It would be best if you let your child rest after the procedure. The effects of liquid oral sedation remain in the body for a maximum of 6 hours. Ensure to monitor their activity for the remaining day. Do not allow them to engage in any physical or strenuous activity.
Closely monitor the breathing pattern of your child.
Please wait for an hour after the treatment is complete before giving them anything to eat. It is okay if you give them anything to drink after the treatment.
We will prescribe some medication to use if your child develops a fever after the treatment.
It is okay if your little one feels nauseous after the treatment. However, if it continues beyond 4-5 hours, get in touch with us.
To find out more about the dental services offered at Fear Free Dental, call (503) 291-0000 or schedule an online consultation. You can also visit Dentist in Portland, OR at 4455 Sw Scholls Ferry Rd Suite 101, Portland, OR 97225.