Sedation dentistry for children is needed for the following reasons:
The following options exist for sedation dentistry for children:
Together, you and your child’s dentist can decide on the most suitable form of sedation.
Many parents express concern about the safety of sedation dentistry and also the cost. First, sedation dentistry is very safe and has a long track record of safety. The cost for sedation dentistry varies depending upon the method used and the dentist. Sometimes insurance will pay for the costs of sedation dentistry. Some parents might wonder, “What’s the big deal, they’re just baby teeth.”
Taking care of baby teeth or primary teeth is important for the following reasons:
As you can hopefully see, those baby teeth are very important. Providing the necessary dental care for your child might require sedation. That’s o.k. In the future,they’ll be a better dental patient after a positive dental experience.
Article written by Jonathan Campbell, DDS. Dr. Campbell is a dentist in Salt Lake City who offers sedation dentistry to adults. While he really enjoys working on kids, if your child has extensive needs or requires sedation, Dr. Campbell feels these children would be best served by a pediatric dentist. If you need a referral, he’d be happy to make one.