Jamboree Dentistry utilizes industry-perfected tools and services that are all fit for your child’s supreme comfort. Oral sedation and general anesthesia are similar yet different great options. Each promotes comfort while effectively reducing fears and anxieties. Learn about their differences and which option might be best for your child’s next dental visit, here.
Oral Sedation at Jamboree Dentistry
Oral sedation is a mild/ light form of sedation given to children with mild anxiety who require dental work. It comes in the form of a liquid your child drinks. The medicine goes into effect in about 45 minutes. Importantly, these medicines do not put your child to sleep, but they do relieve mild anxiety and can make your child a little drowsy.
Your child must be somewhat cooperative for dental work to be completed, as this is a light form of sedation. If your child’s dental needs are very great, it may require two or three shorter visits with oral sedation to complete all the treatment.
General Anesthesia at Jamboree Dentistry
General anesthesia is a deeper level of sedation requiring no cooperation from your child. The child will fall asleep in the parent’s arms while breathing in a gas. An anesthesiologist will then start an IV and intubate the child so that he remains sleeping for the entire procedure.
All dental work will be completed at one time. Children who require extensive dental work, who are very young, medically compromised, or have a failed oral sedation are good candidates for getting dental treatment while under general anesthesia.
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Your child’s supreme comfort enables great services, consistent action and well-timed procedures. At Jamboree Dentistry, your child’s health and comfort are a priority. Our services are contingent upon their comfort, so we intend to insure alleviated fears before, during, and after procedures.