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IV Sedation Bloomfield, NJ

IV Sedation at True Pediatric Dental Care in Bloomfield, NJ

IV Sedation at True Pediatric Dental Care in Bloomfield, NJ

IV sedation, or intravenous sedation, is a type of anesthesia that involves administering a combination of sedative and pain-relieving medications directly into the bloodstream. This method allows for a faster onset of action and greater control over the level of sedation. At True Pediatric Dental Care in Bloomfield, NJ, our experienced team uses this advanced technique to ensure your child has a comfortable and stress-free dental experience.

Intravenous (IV) sedation provides several benefits over traditional oral or inhalation methods. It offers rapid onset, precise control over the depth of sedation, and quicker recovery times. Additionally, it can be easily adjusted during treatment if needed.

Why Choose IV Sedation for Your Child's Dental Procedure?

There are several reasons why parents opt for IV sedation when their child requires dental work:

  1. Anxiety relief – Many children experience anxiety or fear when visiting the dentist. This can make it difficult for them to sit still during procedures and/or to cooperate with instructions from dental professionals. With IV sedation in place at True Pediatric Dental Care in Bloomfield NJ , your child will feel relaxed throughout their appointment.
  1. Pain management – Some dental procedures can cause discomfort or pain even with local anesthesia applied to numb specific areas . By using IV sedatives alongside local anesthetics , we ensure that your child remains comfortable throughout their treatment .
  2. Gag reflex suppression – A strong gag reflex can make certain dental procedures challenging . With IV sedatives, this reflex is suppressed, allowing our dentists to perform treatments more effectively .
  3. Complex treatments – For children who require multiple procedures during one visit, such as extractions followed by orthodontic work, IV sedation can be an excellent option . It allows our team to complete all necessary treatments in a single appointment while keeping your child comfortable and relaxed.

The IV Sedation Process at True Pediatric Dental Care in Bloomfield , NJ

At True Pediatric Dental Care, we prioritize the safety and comfort of our patients. Our experienced team follows a thorough process to ensure that your child’s experience with IV sedation is as smooth and stress-free as possible.

Pre-Procedure Consultation

Before any dental procedure involving IV sedation, you’ll have a consultation with one of our pediatric dentists. During this appointment, we’ll discuss your child’s medical history, any medications they’re taking, and any allergies they may have. This information helps us determine if IV sedation is the right choice for your child.

We’ll also explain the entire process to you and answer any questions you may have about the procedure or recovery.

Preparing for Your Child's Appointment

To ensure that everything goes smoothly on the day of your child’s dental procedure, there are some important steps you should follow:


  1. Fasting – your child will need to fast for at least 6 hours before their appointment . This means no food or drink, including water . Fasting helps reduce the risk of complications during anesthesia.


  1. Comfortable clothing – dress your child in loose-fitting, comfortable clothes on the day of their appointment. This makes it easier for them to relax during treatment.


  1. Arrive early – plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment time so that we can complete any necessary paperwork and answer last-minute questions.


  1. Bring support – if possible, bring another adult with you who can help care for your child after their procedure while they recover from anesthesia and on your journey home.

The Day of Your Child's Procedure

On the day of their dental treatment under IV sedation, your child will be in the capable hands of our experienced dental team in Bloomfield NJ. Here’s what to expect during their appointment:

  1. Anesthesia administration – our pediatric anesthesiologist will place a small IV catheter into your child’s arm or hand . This allows for the controlled delivery of sedative and pain-relieving medications throughout their treatment.
  1. Monitoring – throughout the procedure, our team will closely monitor your child’s vital signs, including heart rate, blood pressure, and oxygen levels. This ensures that they remain safe and comfortable at all times.
  1. Dental treatment – with your child comfortably sedated, our pediatric dentists will complete the necessary dental work. The level of sedation can be adjusted as needed to ensure optimal comfort.
  1. Recovery – once their dental treatment is complete, we’ll gradually reduce the amount of medication being administered through the IV line. Your child will begin to wake up slowly in a calm and controlled environment.

Post-Procedure Care

After their procedure, it’s essential to follow some guidelines for post-operative care:


  1. Supervision – your child may feel groggy or disoriented after receiving IV sedation. Keep a close eye on them for at least 24 hours following their appointment.


  1. Rest – encourage your child to rest and take it easy for the remainder of the day.


  1. Diet – start with clear liquids like water or apple juice before gradually reintroducing soft foods as tolerated.


  1. Pain management – if needed, over-the-counter pain relievers like acetaminophen (Tylenol) can help manage any discomfort after dental procedures.


  1. Follow-up appointments – attend any scheduled follow-up appointments with True Pediatric Dental Care in Bloomfield NJ so that we can monitor healing progress and address any concerns you may have about recovery.

Experience Exceptional Pediatric Dental Care with IV Sedation

At True Pediatric Dental Care in Bloomfield, NJ, our team is dedicated to providing the highest quality dental care for your child in a comfortable and stress-free environment. With IV sedation, we can ensure that even the most anxious or sensitive patients have a positive experience during their dental treatments.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how IV sedation can transform your child’s dental experience.

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(862) 285-9066


1455 Broad St
Suite 105B
Bloomfield, NJ