Ensure Your Child Receives The Oral Healthcare They Need With Dental Sedation

At Discovery Children’s Dentistry & Orthodontics in Carlsbad, we understand that dental visits can be stressful for some children. That's why we offer oral and IV sedation to create a calm and comfortable experience that helps our patients receive the oral healthcare they need.

How do oral and IV sedation work?

Oral sedation involves the administration of medication in the form of a pill or liquid before a dental procedure. This medication induces a relaxed and drowsy state while keeping your child conscious and responsive. IV sedation involves the delivery of medication through a vein, allowing for precise control of the sedation level. This method is often used for more complex procedures or patients with higher anxiety levels.

What benefits are associated with these sedation options?

One of the most significant benefits is anxiety reduction, as these options help alleviate the fear and nervousness that some children may experience. When patients are comfortable and relaxed, it better enables our team to provide the care they need and deserve.

Oral and IV sedation also benefit patients with special needs, a strong gag reflex, or difficulty sitting still for extended periods. These issues can make dental procedures challenging and may lead to incomplete treatments. With dental sedation, your child can remain still and relaxed, facilitating a more efficient and thorough visit.

Are these options safe for children?

Both oral and IV sedation are administered under the supervision of our experienced and highly trained pediatric dentists. We prioritize your child's safety and closely monitor their vital signs throughout their visit to ensure a smooth and risk-free experience.

Do you have questions about these sedation options, or would you like to schedule a consultation? Call us today!


Contact Discovery Children’s Dentistry & Orthodontics About Oral & IV Sedation Today!

  • Help your child feel comfortable and relaxed
  • Have multiple services performed at once, if necessary
  • Choose the sedation option that best meets their needs
  • Relax knowing your child will receive compassionate care from our team
  • Prioritize their oral health!
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