This is called "conscious sedation." Using conscious sedation may allow a child to become more relaxed.
The following is a summary of the use if oral sedatives for pediatric dentistry.
As each child is individual and different, we discuss these techniques with parents as they pertain to their child.
The majority of the time when non-pharmacological methods are not successful, all that is needed is some laughing gas (Nitrous Oxide).
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