For patients who are receiving more extensive treatments, or who suffer from more severe dental fear, Dr. Shannon De Vera may suggest oral sedation. If our pediatric dentist feels that oral sedation is a good option, we will provide a mild oral sedative that patients will take prior to their appointment. We will review all instructions with our patients and their parents before continuing with treatment. To learn more about our options for oral sedation in Humble, Texas, please contact Smile Big Pediatric Dentistry today at 713-697-6453.
Oral sedation is a type of conscious sedation, which means that patients remain awake and able to respond to questions or instructions, but they are unaware of their circumstances or dental treatment. Oral sedation can be taken in pill form, or by liquid medicine; our pediatric dentist will help determine which form of medicine is best for each patient.
There are many benefits to using oral sedation as part of a dental treatment, including:
- It is a quick and easy process to administer oral sedation
- No needles
- It is strong enough to create a comfortable, pain-free treatment
- Is often less expensive than other sedation options
Our pediatric dentist treats patients on a case-by-case basis, and she will review a patient’s condition and history to determine whether oral sedation is the right option. To learn more, feel free to call or visit our practice today.