Conscious Sedation

Comfort for tough procedures.

Despite the fact that many children are strong, tough, and fearless, there are instances when they're unable to tolerate the extent or amount of work needed to restore their oral health within a typical office visit.

In cases like these, we may evaluate your child for a technique known as conscious sedation. During conscious sedation, your child will breathe on his or her own and be easily arousable to voice and touch. The sedation however, will make them safely unaware of the treatment being rendered.

With conscious sedation, we give medications orally on an individual, case-by-case basis. Not every child is a candidate for conscious sedation. Before we can determine if this option is best for your child, Dr. Kady, Dr. Alesia, and Dr. Leann will have to review the child's medical history and perform a physical examination.