Mona Dental for Kids offer Oral Sedation options for children of all ages
Visiting the dentist for the first time can be scary for children. But many are relieved when they visit Mona Dental for Kids and find that our team takes time to ensure children of all ages are comfortable in the dental chair. Some children may fear the unknown, while others might not enjoy another person in their personal space in the way that the dental team needs to evaluate the smile properly. With this in mind, Dr. Mona Houshiar and her team provide sedation options for children of all ages, including oral conscious sedation for patients.
What is oral conscious sedation?
Dr. Mona Houshiar of Mona Dental for Kids describes oral conscious sedation, or anxiolysis, as a kind of dental sedation that can be used for those with mild to moderate anxiety in the dental office. It is administered with a prescription pill orally that is taken before visiting the dental office. Those who take oral conscious sedation will find themselves incredibly relaxed though awake for their dental visits. This type of sedation allows those with anxiety to get the dental work they need completed, be it a simple cleaning or a complex dental procedure. The sedation wears off several hours after the procedure is completed, requiring patients to have transportation to and from the dental office. That is an excellent solution for anxious children or those with special needs who may find it challenging to sit still for necessary dental work.
What are other sedation methods available at Mona Dental for Kids?
In addition to oral conscious sedation, we also provide alternatives, including:
- Nitrous oxide
- Local anesthetics
- IV sedation
- General anesthesia
Is your child in need of dental work but anxious about visiting the dentist?
We understand that many children fear the unknown when it comes to visiting the dentist’s chair. With this in mind, we offer flexible sedation options for patients to choose from to ensure children get the care they need. We welcome new and established patients and families to call our office at (832) 662-3008 to request a consultation visit at 20920 Kuykendahl Road, Suite E.