Sedated teens

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Mila Cohen approaches each appointment and procedure with tact. You have to be careful when dealing with kids to make them feel safe and comfortable. For most procedures, only a local anesthetic — in the form of a topical ointment or Novocain shot — is needed. But children who are very young, shy, fearful or uncooperative often need more than local anesthesia. Sedation dentistry allows children to receive the dental care they need with the added effect of reducing the traumatic components of the pain or psychological uncertainty they sometimes experience.

Types of Anesthesia

Anesthesia - What to Expect (for Teens) - Nemours KidsHealth

Sedation is a medicine that helps your child relax, stay calm or sleep. Learn how to take care of your child at home after sedation. Your child was given sedation during their visit to the hospital. Your child will be ready to go home when they are wide awake, or back to how they were before being given sedation. Your child may be unsteady on their feet.

Anesthesia - What to Expect

Anyone who has taken their child to the dentist for consecutive appointments knows stress. There's a way to help: pediatric or teen sedation dentistry. As a parent, you know that your child is in a constant state of change as they approach adulthood. Sedation dentistry allows dentists to accomplish more during each office visit, reducing the number of total visits a child requires — which often means parents miss less work as well.
Adolescent dental patients pose a unique challenge to providers, particularly when intravenous sedation is introduced to the treatment plan. Surveys show many adolescents are afraid of the dentist. Five to six per cent overall are fearful of dental injections and may avoid care or have irregular attendance. Successful providers recognise that adolescents alternate between childlike and mature coping strategies during the course of dental treatment.