Oral Sedation for Children in Cibolo, TX

Comfortable and Safe Oral Sedation at Cibolo Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics

At Cibolo Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, we understand that some children may feel anxious or apprehensive about dental visits. To ensure a comfortable and stress-free experience, we offer oral sedation as an effective solution for easing dental anxiety. Our experienced team, including Dr. Lauren Digioia, Dr. Joanna Ayala, Dr. Krystal Moya, and Dr. Patricia Reese, is dedicated to providing gentle and compassionate care tailored to the needs of each child.

What is Oral Sedation?

Oral sedation involves administering medication to help your child relax during dental procedures. This form of sedation is taken by mouth in the form of a liquid or pill. It is a safe and effective method to reduce anxiety and make dental treatments more comfortable for children.


Benefits of Oral Sedation

Oral sedation offers several benefits for both the child and the dentist, including:

  • Reduces Anxiety: Helps children feel calm and relaxed during their dental visit.
  • Easy Administration: Simple to administer and does not require needles.
  • Effective: Allows children to remain awake but in a deeply relaxed state, making it easier to perform dental procedures.
  • Safe and Controlled: Administered under the supervision of our experienced dental team to ensure safety.

When is Oral Sedation Used?

Oral sedation is suitable for a variety of dental procedures, including:

What to Expect with Oral Sedation

Before the Procedure

  • Pre-Sedation Instructions: Our team will provide you with detailed instructions on how to prepare your child for oral sedation, including any dietary restrictions.
  • Discussion: We will discuss your child’s medical history and any concerns you may have to ensure oral sedation is a suitable option.


During the Procedure

  • Administration: The oral sedative will be given to your child before the dental procedure begins. The medication typically takes effect within 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Relaxation: Your child will remain awake but in a deeply relaxed state, allowing us to perform the necessary dental work with minimal stress.
  • Monitoring: Throughout the procedure, our team will closely monitor your child’s vital signs to ensure their safety and comfort.

After the Procedure

  • Recovery: The effects of oral sedation may last for a few hours after the procedure. Your child may feel drowsy and should rest at home for the remainder of the day.
  • Post-Procedure Care: We will provide detailed post-procedure instructions to ensure a smooth recovery and address any questions you may have.

Serving Cibolo and Surrounding Areas

We are proud to serve the families of Cibolo, Schertz, Selma, Universal City, Garden Ridge, and Northcliffe. At Cibolo Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, we are committed to providing exceptional dental care in a welcoming and comfortable environment.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call us at (210) 361-2228. Let us help your child have a pleasant and stress-free dental experience!

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