If your child feels anxious or afraid, or if he or she will not accept dental treatment under normal conditions, Echeverri Dental Center offers conscious sedation. Conscious sedation can help your child relax and increase cooperation with our pediatric dentists. For more information on conscious sedation in Houston, Texas, and to schedule your child’s appointment with our pediatric specialists, please call our office at 713-956-8767.
Conscious sedation dentistry is used to help guide your child’s behavior during his or her dental treatment. It may be recommended if your child feel fear or anxiety while visiting the dentist, are very young and do not understand what is happening, or if your child requires more extensive treatment. Sedation may also be recommended for patients with special needs. The medications used in sedation treatments generally cause children to feel sleepy and relaxed, but are not intended to render your child unconscious.
Sedation dentistry is safe for use. When your child receives a sedation treatment, our pediatric dentists follow the guidelines set by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and carefully monitor your child throughout the procedure to ensure his or her safety and comfort. When you bring your child to visit our office, we will discuss the available sedation options to determine which will provide the greatest benefit for your child.
We will provide you with a detailed set of instructions before your child’s sedation visit. These instructions may include a period of fasting from foods and liquids before his or her appointment. Please follow these directions as closely as possible.
We also advise that you remain calm and confident regarding your child’s appointment. Children often pick up on the anxiety of their parents, and can become more fearful as a result. Sedation procedures are most effective when parents understand what will happen and prepare their child for the experience.
If your child becomes ill, please call us to see if we need to postpone his or her appointment. Be sure to mention any prescribed, over-the-counter, or herbal medications your child is using, and check with us to see if any of these medications should be taken the day of the sedation.
If you have questions, and to make your child’s appointment with our pediatric dentists, please contact our office today.