Sedation is an excellent option for children with special needs who may struggle getting through a routine dental appointment or procedure. Children with special needs may experience disabilities or sensory impairments that make dental visits feel frightening or stressful. With the help of sedation, these appointments can be more pleasant for them – as the sedative fosters a calm and relaxed feeling for the child, our Fort Mill, SC providers are able to provide them with faster and more precise treatment. In addition to making visits less time-consuming, this will minimize any feelings of anxiety or discomfort.
The Benefits of Sedation for Your Child
Your child may benefit from sedation services if they struggle with any of the following during their appointments:
- Difficulty staying still in the dental chair
- Feeling intense fear or anxiety
- Problems with keeping mouth open
- Overly sensitive gag reflex
- Having an abundance of work done in one appointment
- Experiencing pain during treatment
If your child meets any of the above criteria, they could benefit from sedation during their next dental visit. Our providers will be happy to work with both you and your child to determine what they need in order to have an enjoyable experience. If you have any questions regarding sedation, call our office today!
Types of Sedation Dentistry
Nitrous oxide sedation is a type of sedative administered as a breathable gas. A mask is placed over your child’s nose, allowing them to begin inhaling the sedative. Nitrous oxide takes effect immediately and produces a euphoric, relaxed state – allowing our team to perform any procedure while your child feels calm and safe.