Sedation / Dental Surgery Eagle ID
Children who are very young or who have a high level of anxiety that interferes with the cooperation necessary for the dentist to perform treatment may require some level of sedation. Sedation is also helpful for special needs children. There are many safe and effective drugs available today that can help relax the child for optimal and safe dental treatment.
Conscious sedation is an option for children who are older (six years and above) and are mildly apprehensive. This highly effective method can be administered in the office setting via inhalation using nitrous oxide (N20-02). Other times the most effective method is treatment in the day surgery setting. Dr. Streeby will discuss the best options with parents when necessary.
Sedation dentistry / Dental surgery is most helpful for:
- Children who require major treatment
- A very anxious child
- Children that have had traumatic dental experiences (sound and smell aversion)
- Children with a strong gag reflex
- Children who are medically compromised or have special needs