Sedation for Children

The American Dental Association offers the following questions that parents and guardians should ask concerning in-office sedation or general anesthesia for their children. Who will provide the pre-operative evaluation of the child including their past medical history such as  allergies, current prescription medications and previous illnesses? What is the recommended time the child should be without food or drink prior to the procedure?  Will any sedation medication be given to your child at home prior to their coming to the office and if so how should they be monitored? These are important questions to ask prior to your child’s procedure. After the procedure, make sure to follow all instructions given by your doctor and be sure to have emergency contact information if there are any concerns or complications after returning home.

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