Oral Sedation

Oral sedation is medication given by a dentist to make children calm during dental procedures such as extractions, root canals, and fillings. Oral sedation is a mild sedative that will make children feel very relaxed and a little sleepy. This medication allows children to sleep, but it is possible they will still be awake.

Oral sedation comes in liquid or pill form. The medication starts to work in about 20 minutes, so it is normally taken when the child arrives at the dentist office. Normally, children should not eat or drink after midnight the night before the appointment. The dentist office will give the parent specific directions.

The dentist will review the child’s medical history, and explain to the parent about the type of oral sedation the child will receive. The parent will be asked to sign a consent form before the any sedation is given.

If your child needs a dental procedure, please call our office at 201-870-0988 to make an appointment. The dentist can explain what the procedure is and how your child will be sedated. Our office puts a top priority on safety for our little patients.

For more information about Oral Sedation in Hackensack, please request an appointment.