Finding a dental professional in the Lower Mainland who can treat your special needs child with the added care they require, can be a big consideration for a lot of parents or caregivers. Much like many of the alterations necessary to ensure your special needs child is cared for in a manner they need, dental care is no exception, and keeping their dental health in check will ensure they are happy and healthy.
Special needs children fall under a large scale and variety of needs, but with even a lot of able-bodied adults scared of going to the dentist, you can only imagine the increased concern of a child – especially if they are not able to communicate their needs and concerns clearly. Which is where sedation dentistry can truly benefits them.
Special Needs and IV Sedation Dentistry
IV Sedation – also called Conscious Sedation, is a process by which your child would receive medications to make them relaxed, drowsy and comfortable enough to undergo dental treatment without concerns. A small plastic catheter is put into a vein in the arm or hand, similar to having a blood test, so the process is quick and the results are as well.
Local anesthesia is also used, thereby eliminating any discomfort for the surgery, and your child will not remember much about what went on as the IV sedation induces a state of deep relaxation and a feeling of not being bothered by what’s happening around them. As well, the drugs used for IV sedation can produce either partial or full memory loss for the period of time, both when the medication first kicks in right through until it wears off.
IV Sedation is a very popular option to significantly reduce anxiety, make the time pass quickly, and help your child forget most of the procedure – all at a very reasonable cost within our DentistsRUs dental offices. It is an excellent option for a special needs child who requires special care and ease in order to conduct even the most minor of checkups and cleanings.
So give any of our dental offices a call, and ensure your special needs child is cared for with the love and respect they deserve, in the comfortable environment they require!
• Burnaby Sedation & General Dentistry | 250 – 3433 North Rd. Burnaby
• Langley Sedation & General Dentistry | #103 – 19978 72nd Avenue Langley
• Coquitlam Sedation & General Dentistry | #1412-2929 Barnet Hwy, Coquitlam
• Port Coquitlam Sedation & General Dentistry | #103 3380 David Ave, Coquitlam
• New Westminster Sedation & General Dentistry | 243-800 Carnarvon St. New Westminster