Dental Sedation for Anxious Kids

Stress-Free Dentistry for Kids

Wondering how to manage your child’s fear of the dentist? Don’t worry, dental anxiety is very common for children (and even adults). At Suwanee Pediatric Dentistry, we know your child’s safety is your top concern closely followed by their comfort and happiness. That’s why our pediatric dentists are the best choice for sedation dentistry in Suwanee and Gwinnett County.

What is Dental Sedation?

Sedation dentistry is any dental procedure where your child receives a sedative medication to help them relax or put them to sleep. Because of its calming effects, sedation dentistry can be a great option for children with anxiety or special needs or those who have trouble staying still for the duration of their procedure due to other age or development-related reasons. Although it sounds serious, sedation dentistry is nothing to fret over!

What is Dental Sedation?

Sedation dentistry is any dental procedure where your child receives a sedative medication to help them relax or put them to sleep. Because of its calming effects, sedation dentistry can be a great option for children with anxiety or special needs or those who have trouble staying still for the duration of their procedure due to other age or development-related reasons. Although it sounds serious, sedation dentistry is nothing to fret over!

What to Expect

Generally speaking, sedation dentistry leaves patients with little to no memory of their dental procedure, which means that they certainly won’t have a bad memory of the dentist. In this way, sedation dentistry can help prevent your child’s anxiety from worsening. In fact, their anxiety may improve over time as they learn to associate the dentist with a relaxed, pain-free experience. 

The type of sedation your child should receive depends on your child’s anxiety level, activity level, and dental procedure. But don’t worry, our team will help you evaluate every option!

Schedule with the Premier Pediatric Dentists in Suwanee

Being nervous about a dental appointment is a common experience, especially among children. Our goal is to ensure our patients receive safe, effective, and comfortable dental care. If you believe your child may benefit from sedation during their next visit, give us a call today to learn about your options!