Sedating a child at the dentist

They never have to develop bad memories of the dentist.

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Dentists can do their best and most careful work on a sedated patient, which makes for a faster recovery time.Your child will remain aware of their surroundings but will be less responsive to the sound of the drill or the smell of the materials.Sedation will also produce an amnesic effect in your child – which means although they will be conscious during the appointment – it is likely they won’t remember the appointment the following day.Most pediatric medical literature places the risk of a serious reaction in the range of 1 in 25,000 to 1 in 200,000, far better than the assumed risk of even driving a car daily.The inherent risks if this is not chosen are multiple appointments, potential for physical restraint to complete treatment and possible emotional and/or physical injury to your child in order to complete their dental treatment.

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