- Oral conscious sedation – This term refers to a sedative medication that can be taken as a pill or in liquid form. The specific medication that is prescribed depends at least partly on your child’s medical history. We will provide you with detailed and clear instructions on when your child should take the medication before treatment. The “conscious” part refers to how children generally remain awake and able to respond to questions throughout the visit. There is little to no memory of the treatment. Although we do not perform oral conscious sedation in our office, we are able to refer you to trusted professionals outside of our office who are able to perform it.
- Intravenous sedation – We also have the ability to offer IV sedation in office with a medical anesthesiologist. This option allows for children to sleep throughout their appointment. This can be a great option for children with special needs such as autism, sensory processing disorder, cerebral palsy, severe gag reflex, and other conditions. It can also be the right choice for young “pre-cooperative” patients who have extensive needs.
Your child’s safety, comfort, and experience at our office is LPD’s priority. Call us at (571) 601-2080 to discuss the options for your child.