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Children’s Dental Center Uses IV & Oral Sedation

Is your little one terrified of going to the dentist? They’re not alone. Many dental procedures and patients require the use of sedation (or sleep) dentistry to help make the experience a more comfortable one. Carolina Dental Docs uses IV and oral sedation, as well as nitrous oxide (laughing gas), for certain procedures and patients. Maintaining their safety during a dental procedure is one of our top priorities. We’re here to help reduce their stress (and yours) before, during, and after a procedure.

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Understanding the Types of Sedation Dentistry We Offer

Carolina Dental Docs is experienced at providing many types of sedation dentistry for patients in our Columbia and Spartanburg, SC offices. Because we believe in educating the parents of our pediatric patients about their options. Here’s a brief explanation of our available sedation dentistry techniques:

IV Sedation

IV sedation involves allowing a sedative to enter your child’s veins through an IV to put them to sleep during a procedure. IV sedation is always carefully monitored by an anesthesiologist and may be adjusted accordingly throughout the treatment.

Oral Sedation

A form of conscious sedation, oral sedation usually comes in the form of a pill that’s taken to help a patient relax during a procedure. Because it may take up to 20 minutes to work, we usually administer this type of sedation once your child arrives for their appointment.

Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide (or laughing gas) involves a sedative mixed with oxygen that’s inhaled through the nose using a special mask. It’s a safe, effective method of conscious sedation for children and adolescents that usually works within five minutes.

Schedule an Appointment at Our Columbia and Spartanburg, SC Offices

Do you have questions about the usage of IV or oral sedation in our Columbia and Spartanburg, SC offices? Carolina Dental Docs encourages you to contact us to see if sedation dentistry is a viable option for your son or daughter. Whether they’re here for oral surgery or a restorative procedure, they have the right to a safe, relaxing dental experience. If sleep dentistry is deemed appropriate, we encourage you to do your research about the various options we offer, so you can help your child remain calm about their care.

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