Sedation Dentistry in Dubai

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Sedation Dentistry for kids

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Dental sedation is the safest and easiest technique to reduce a child’s anxiety and discomfort during dental visits. With conscious sedation, children may become less active or drowsy and gets back to normal state as soon as the delivery of sedative mixture of gases is discontinued.

Sedation may be used in children who are very young to cooperate long enough for the pediatric dentist to perform procedures safely. Sedation helps them to relax, cope and feel happier about the treatment and manage anxiety during and after the procedure. It is also an ideal option for children with special needs,as well as adults with dental phobias.

Types of

Sedation in Dentistry

Nitrous oxide

It is a mild sedative, commonly called as laughing gas that is administered to children through the nose. The mixture of gases- oxygen and nitrous oxide is delivered that keeps your child more relaxed and cooperative to the treatment. The mixture of gases will not put your child to sleep.

Moderate sedation

This is usually preferred choice of sedation for older children and young adults as compared to younger children. With moderate sedation children are sleepier, but are awake enough to responds to the pediatric dentist’s commands. They may not remember anything about the dental visit.

General anesthesia

With general anesthesia, children will be completely asleep and pain free during the entire curse of treatment session. The treatment is generally done in a hospital set up in the presence of an anesthesiologist who administers the sedative and monitors them until the treatment is completed.

Deep sedation

For children with extensive and multiple procedures, we suggest to opt for deep sedation, where they are made to sleep with intravenous (IV) medication. The procedure is generally performed with an anesthesiologist monitoring their vital signs during the procedure.

Mild sedation

This is a combination of medicines commonly used for older children and adults.The patient would be calm, awake and responds to the pediatric dentist’s commands.

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It is a definite YES! Sedation is safe for children irrespective of their age and can make a lot of difference in managing their fear for the dental office. Whether your child needs sedation with laughing gas or general anesthesia, our best pediatric dentist in Dubai will ensure that your child receives dental treatment in a safe and comforting environment.

Preparation prior to sedation depends on the type of sedation. For nitrous oxide sedation you do not need any special preparation. However, we recommend to avoiding eating 1-2 hours before the procedure. 

Before the treatment session, your child’s doctor will advise you accordingly.

Nitrous oxide sedation is a mild sedation technique that does not put your child to sleep but rather keeps them calm, relaxed and drowsy. Your child will be able to respond to the doctor’s commands whereas in during treatment under general anesthesia, your child will be put into deep sleep and will not be awake to respond to the doctors command until the effect of anesthetic wears off.

Sedation can be given as medicines by via oral route mouth, as gases to inhale through the nose, or through needles as IV into the vein.

Children recover from mild sedation fairly quickly rest. However, On the day after the sedation procedure, you can expect your child to feel tired or have a headache, so we recommend scheduling the procedure just before a weekend so they can go back to their activities soon after.

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