If your child must undergo invasive dental procedures or is overly anxious about regular dental procedures then intravenous (IV) sedation dentistry, like that offered by Dr. Frank W. Sallustio, will often be an important part of their dental care. Intravenous sedation dentistry will help to make any dental procedure pain free and ensure that your child does not do anything that will hamper their dental care.
Benefits of Intravenous Sedation
Intravenous sedation allows the dentist to monitor the amount of medication that will be needed to keep your child pain free as they go through the dental procedure. Consultations are usually done before intravenous sedation in order for the dentist to find out what are normal vital signs for your child. During intravenous sedation your child's vitals will be continuously monitored to make sure they remain normal. Here are the major benefits of IV sedation dentistry.
Preparing Your Child for Intravenous Sedation
Dental procedures that require IV sedation require home preparation from the night before. Here are some important tips that you should follow before IV sedation is performed on your child:
Normal Occurrences after Intravenous Sedation
Soreness of the gum and throat for a few days afterwards is normal and should not be cause for alarm. Your child should be able to go back to day care or school the following day.
Abnormal Occurrences after Intravenous Sedation
A high persistent fever is considered abnormal. Vomiting by itself or with a fever is also cause for concern. Excessive bleeding of the gums and severe pain are also abnormal and will require emergency medical intervention. Call your dentist immediately if you notice any of these signs.Share
22 November 2014
Hi, my name is Kevin Nelson and I want to tell you about my experience. I had a painful tooth so I went to see my dentist. After the examination, he said that I needed to have a root canal to save the tooth. I told the dentist to just pull the tooth instead and then he explained why that wasn't a good idea. He said that pulling the tooth would cause additional problems and then he told me what could happen. I didn't want any more problems, so the dentist did the root canal and I'm glad that he did. I wanted to write a blog to tell others about the benefits of a root canal and what to expect during the procedure. I hope that by getting the word out, other people won't make the same mistake that I almost did by getting a perfectly good tooth pulled.