Sedation FAQs

Many children have a fear of the dentist. Others may not be old enough or able to understand and cooperate during a dental procedure. In these cases, we may recommend oral sedation. Below are a list of frequently asked questions about sedation. If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact us anytime.

What are the risks of dental sedation?

As with any medical or dental procedure, there are certain risks, although small,¬†associated with dental sedation. Your child’s safety is our top priority. We will review any and all risks with you in person and answer any questions you may have prior to performing any sedation technique.

Who decides whether my child needs dental sedation?

That ultimate decision will be yours, as a parent. Our pediatric dentists will help you make an informed decision based on your child’s dental and medical history, X-Rays and behavior. If sedation is decided, you can rest assured that your family is in good hands.

Will my insurance cover dental sedation?

While most insurances will not cover dental sedation, we will discuss all insurance and financial information with you at your appointment.

How do I care for my child after sedation?

After your child is sedated, he or she will be drowsy and will likely want to sleep. If this is the case, place them on their side with their chin up. Wake your child every hour and encourage them to drink to prevent dehydration. Watch your child carefully to be sure they do not injure themselves. We will discuss all of the care instructions with you during your child’s appointment.

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Chesapeake

(757) 547-2134

237 Hanbury Road E. Ste 30
Chesapeake, VA 23322

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Hampton

(757) 838-0800

2113 Hartford Road
Hampton, VA 23666

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Newport News

(757) 240-5711

220 Nat Turner Blvd
Newport News, VA 23606

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Portsmouth

(757) 397-9801

446 Effingham Street
Portsmouth, VA 23704

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Williamsburg

(757) 259-9703

5388 Discovery Park Blvd, Suite 240
Williamsburg, VA 23188

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(804) 695-2575

6882 Main Street, Suite A
Gloucester, VA 23061

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757-453-5308

2033 Fisher Arch, Suite 100
Virginia Beach, VA 23456