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Is Your Child a Good Fit for Sedation Dentistry?

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You have probably heard of sedation for dental treatment at some point in time.  Some people refer to this as sleep dentistry. If so, you may be wondering if this is a good option for your children during their dental visits.

Who Uses Sedation Dentistry?

Take a moment to answer the following questions to determine if sedation dentistry will help your children.

Does Your Child:

  • Get anxious about going to the dentist?
  • Take longer to get numb in order to not feel any pain?
  • Have a stronger than usual gag reflex?
  • Develop a strain in their jaw during dental procedures?


If you answered yes to any of the questions above, sedation dentistry could help relieve the stress of visiting your dentist.  As a first step, contact your local dentist and arrange a consultation.  Our expert staff at ABC Dental in Independence, Missouri are happy to help answer any questions or concerns you may have with your children’s oral health.

The dentists at ABC Dental can perform a thorough dental exam, review your treatment options and explain how sedation for dental treatment works. In general, IV medication are used to calm your nerves and gradually removes your anxiety. Time will seem to go by very quickly. While your child is sedated they will be conscious and may feel as though they slept through the entire procedure.  Often, procedures, such as crowns and fillings that take multiple office visits without sedation, can be completed in one relaxing visit under sedation.

Who would not be a good candidate for sedation dentistry?

When considering sedation dentistry for you child there are a few health conditions that need to be taken into consideration. If your child is allergic to sedatives or has develop medication resistance, they might not be able to receive sedation treatment. If your child is medically compromised, your dentist may not recommend sedation in the office.

If you are interested in sedation dentistry for you child, we recommend that you contact ABC Dental in Independence, Missouri and learn about your options. Our staff has extensive knowledge when it comes to sedation dentistry and are happy to help answer all of your questions and take care of any of your dental hygiene needs!


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