IV Sedation Dental Treatment
Stonebrook pediatric dentistry
Why would a child require IV sedation to complete dental treatment?
Most dental procedures in children are completed using local anesthesia or nitrous oxide. However, very young, fearful children and children with severe dental anxiety require IV sedation. Depending upon your child’s health history, temperament, age and dental care needs, Dr. Bhaumik might recommend IV sedation to ensure your child’s dental treatment is completed safely without causing psychological trauma. Safety is always the number one priority in every aspect of your child’s care.
What to expect
Prior to the Procedure
After IV sedation has been recommended by Dr. Bhaumik, the SPD front office team will help you coordinate scheduling for this procedure. A team member from Pediatric Dental Anesthesia Associates (PDAA) will call you to discuss your child’s medical history, give you pre-sedation information, and discuss the IV sedation procedure with you.
Dr. Plagenhoef will review your child’s medical history and may call you if more information is needed. Children with very complex medical conditions may need to have their dental procedures completed in the hospital and might not be a candidate for in-office IV sedation. We want to ensure IV sedation dental treatment at our office is safe and easy for our parents and children.