Sedation For Children

At iGrin Pediatric Dentistry, we’re pleased to offer sedation to make your child’s dental care more comfortable. Whether children have dental fears or need treatment, sedation dentistry can help them feel completely relaxed throughout their entire visit. Our team works closely with parents to figure out the best plan for their child’s dental care. By creating pleasant memories at a young age, we can help your child better enjoy their visits with our team. We offer three forms of sedation – nitrous oxide, oral sedation and IV sedation. If you are in need of children’s sedation in the South Carolina area, schedule a visit with us today!

Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide is a common form of sedation that can help your child relax during several types of dental visits. Nitrous oxide is administered through a mask that is placed over your child’s nose. Within minutes of wearing the mask, your child will begin to feel relaxed and at ease. They will not be bothered by surrounding sounds or smells, but will be able to respond to their dentist if necessary. Once their visit is complete, the mask will be removed and the effects of sedation will begin to fade right away, allowing them to resume their normal activities.

Oral Sedation

With oral sedation, a pill is administered before your child’s appointment begins. Your child should feel relaxed before they even sit in the dental chair. Oral sedation lasts for several hours, allowing your child’s dentist to accomplish a lot in just one visit. As with other forms of sedation, your child will not be bothered by the sounds around them and may not remember anything from their visit. Once their appointment is complete, the sedation may take some time to fully wear away. 

IV Sedation

IV sedation is typically recommended for lengthier visits that involve treatment of some kind. IV sedation is administered by our trained and qualified doctors who will monitor your child throughout their entire visit. IV sedation is very effective in helping your child avoid any unpleasant dental memories while our team safely and properly cares for their smile. IV sedation also allows your child’s dentist to increase or decrease the levels of sedation throughout their visit.

Helping Your Child Enjoy Their Dental Care

In addition to sedation dentistry, our team offers an entire comfort menu for kids! We provide options to help them better enjoy their overall experience. They will be given choices such as holding a stuffed animal, wearing headphones or choosing a favorite movie to watch during their dental care. A iGrin Pediatric Dentistry, we don’t want your child to dread their dental visits! We go the extra mile to offer several ways for them to have the best possible experience each and every time.

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