Kids’ sedation and treatment under anesthesia are used in pediatric dentistry in cases when children fail to overcome panic fear of dental procedures and under certain other circumstances which preclude using local anesthesia.
WHEN KIDS’ SEDATION AND TREATMENT UNDER ANESTHESIA IS INDICATED?
Dentists of Children’s Dental Clinic “Smile Studio”, located in Kiev, on the Left Bank, Yuri Shumsky 5 str., Berezniaky district, carry out kids’ sedation and treatment under anesthesia in exceptional cases, such as dental intervention with large volume of work (filling or extraction of more than six teeth), inclination to hysteria, some psychological disorders, mental and neurological disorders (epilepsy, ICP, Down syndrome etc.).
Clinic “Smile Studio” has got all necessary equipment to carry out kids’ sedation and treatment under anesthesia in case of complex and profound dental intervention.
WHAT IS SEDATION AND WHY IS THERE NOTHING TO BE AFRAID OF?
In fact, sedation in pediatric dentistry is an opportunity to treat teeth with maximum comfort and, besides, painless.
According to the degree of influence on consciousness, motion activity and vegetative reactions, sedation can be deep or surface.
In case of children’s treatment only surface sedation is used. Under surface sedation your baby stays conscious and maintains contact with parents and the doctor, and all of this is in a state of relaxation, good mood and slight drowsiness. Inhalation sedation with a mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen is the main technique in pediatric dentistry. A key problem in the procedure of inhalation sedation is to persuade a little patient to apply a mask to the face and inhale this feed mixture. That’s why dentists use special aroma masks with a delicious smell which help kids inhale this ‘laughing’ gas without inducement. But you should remember that:
- Sedation with a mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen is recommended for children from 4 years old
- Nitrous oxide has a slight analgesic effect, which is why sedation with this mixture only precedes local anesthesia, delivering from anxiety and fear before the procedure
MEDICAL REASONS AND PECULIARITIES OF TEETH TREATMENT UNDER ANESTHESIA
General anesthesia implies full loss of consciousness as a result of prevalence of inhibitory processes in the cerebral cortex. Despite prejudices and a scary name, general anesthesia in pediatric dentistry with the medicine of a new generation “Sevoflurane” also known as “Sevoran” and “Suprane” will not damage your baby’s health unlike a deep psychological trauma that can result in the development of a real phobia.
Medical reasons for sedation and children’s treatment under anesthesia were mentioned above. In addition, highly qualified dentists from the clinic “Smile Studio” will be able to evaluate all risks and advantages of general anesthesia in every single case. Parents should provide all information about their child including inclination to hysteria and allergic reactions, presence of related diseases, sensitivity to local anesthesia and other data.
Sedation and treatment under anesthesia can be performed only by joint decision of the dentist and child’s parents. We use specially visited qualified anesthetist to carry out this procedure, to bring your child in and out of this state. Besides, he will always be close throughout the entire treatment, watching your child’s state.