IV Sedation for Special Pediatric Patients

IV Sedation


Our team at Little Heroes Pediatric Dentistry understands that every child has their own unique needs. For our special pediatric patients who often face challenges with dental visits and dental treatments, we offer Intravenous (IV) Sedation. With the help of her Anesthesiologist team, Dr. Azi strives to ensure a comfortable and stress-free setting for special dental visits and treatments.

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IV Sedation in Dentistry - An Overview

IV Sedation involves using medications administered through an IV line to help our little heroes achieve a relaxed state during dental procedures. IV sedation is not the same as general anesthesia. Your child will not be in a deep sleep but will experience the needed level of comfort and relaxation.

One of the greatest benefits of IV Sedation Dentistry is that we tailor it to each child's unique needs, weight, type of dental procedure, length of time needed, and other considerations. We can adjust the level of sedation, as needed, to ensure your child is comfortable throughout the procedure. A trained dental anesthesiologist will monitor your child's vital signs throughout the procedure to ensure their safety.

With IV Sedation Dentistry, dental procedures can feel much shorter, resulting in less stress for you and your child. Since your little hero will sleep through the procedure, they won't experience any trauma or take home negative feelings about their visit. IV sedation is a wonderful way to make the dental experience positive and anxiety-free for our little patients and their families, so returning to regular visits is pleasant and not traumatic.

Who Benefits from IV Sedation Dentistry?

IV Sedation Dentistry is especially beneficial for the following:

  • Children with dental phobia or high levels of dental anxiety
  • Children with special medical, behavioral, physical, or cognitive needs
  • Children who have trouble staying still for long
  • Children who require lengthy procedures or extensive dental work

The IV Sedation Experience - What You Can Expect

Our caring team will provide detailed instructions to prepare for IV Sedation. Your child will need to avoid eating or drinking anything for a specific period before the appointment, to ensure the effectiveness and safety of the sedation.

When you arrive at our practice, our friendly staff will welcome you and your child. We always take the time to explain the process and answer any questions you may have. Our skilled anesthesiologist will administer the sedation medication through an IV and monitor your child throughout the procedure.

Your child will remember very little, if any, of the treatment. The sedative will take time to wear off, so your little hero will need to rest for the remainder of the day. If you have any questions or concerns, make sure to let us know.

IV Sedation Dentistry Near Me in Laguna Hills, CA

IV Sedation Dentistry at Little Heroes of Orange County Pediatric Dentistry is transforming dental care for special pediatric patients and their families. Our team is fully prepared to make any accommodations needed to ensure your little hero maintains beautiful smiles without stress. We invite you to call our office at 949-342-1484 to schedule your little hero's appointment or request one online today!

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