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Sedation Dentistry for Children

Sedation dentistry can be a great option for children who have anxiety or fear about dental procedures, have special needs, or require extensive dental work. At Westside Pediatric Dentistry in Cincinnati, Dr. Petr Vaughan and his team are dedicated to providing safe, gentle, and effective sedation dentistry to their young patients.

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Why Consider Pediatric Sedation?

One of the most important aspects of pediatric sedation dentistry is creating a positive experience for the child. Dr. Petr Vaughan and his team take the time to get to know their young patients, building a rapport with them and making them feel comfortable and at ease. They use age-appropriate language to explain the sedation process and dental procedures so that children understand what will happen and feel more confident.

However, some children may require complex care or be unable to sit for the amount of time needed to repair their teeth. In those scenarios, allowing them to feel like they’re “napping” through the visit is usually best. With sedation, we can provide more efficient care in a safe environment, minimizing your child’s trips to the dentist’s office. 

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Offering gentle, early care promotes better overall health for your child. At Westside Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Vaughan and his team understand that dental procedures can be uncomfortable or even scary for young children, which is why they use sedation techniques to help children relax and minimize discomfort. This not only makes the procedure more tolerable for the child but also promotes better overall health, as it allows for more extensive dental work to be completed without causing undue stress or pain.

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Your Child’s Safety Comes First

Safety is of the utmost importance in pediatric sedation dentistry, and Dr. Vaughan and his team take all necessary precautions to ensure that we care for your child the same way we would one of our own. That’s why we use only the most up-to-date sedation techniques, equipment, and medications and follow strict protocols to minimize any potential risks. Dr. Vaughan will closely monitor the child’s vital signs throughout the procedure to ensure that they are stable and comfortable from start to finish.

Does My Child Need Sedation?

Pediatric sedation dentistry is not right for every child, but for those who need it, it can be a tremendous game changer. At Westside Pediatric Dentistry, we take the time to create a positive experience, regardless of the complexity of your child’s needs. If you have a child who is anxious about dental procedures, had a bad experience in the past, or requires extensive dental work, consider scheduling a consultation with Dr. Vaughan to see if sedation dentistry is right for them.

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