Depending on the treatment your child is receiving, our pediatric dentists may want to talk with you about the use of IV sedation during their visit. In some cases, this type may be a good idea to lower a child’s anxiety level or for more intensive treatments to make sure that your child remains comfortable. Our highest concern is for your child’s safety and our office uses a board certified anesthesiologist during our procedures. Dr. Conway Jensen and Dr. Esther Schara will be happy to talk further with you about pediatric IV sedation for children in Battle Ground, Washington. Call A Children's Dentist at 360-666-0530 today to reach a member of our team.

Before your child’s sedation appointment:

Please remember that you, as the child’s legal guardian, must be present in our office throughout the entire procedure. Your child needs a Health and Physical Clearance form filled out by their physician. Please notify our team of any changes in your child’s health, as well as any existing medical conditions. If your child is ill, we may reschedule their appointment. Your child should NOT have anything to eat or drink after 10:00 the evening prior to their appointment. This includes, water, juice, milk, nursing, gum, candy.
We will call you the day before with your check-in time. Please be prepared the day of surgery if your appointment time changes. Your child should wear a two-piece pajama set , and you can bring a blanket or something that makes your child feel comfortable, such as their favorite toy
We recommend all children under the age of 5 wear a diaper or pullup. Please do not bring any other children with you to the appointment unless there is another parent available to watch that child.

After your child’s sedation appointment:

Your child will be very drowsy so please monitor them closely. When your child feels well enough to drink, start with giving them small sips of clear liquids. Make sure that your child’s first meal after their treatment is light and easy to digest.
Your child should not engage in moderate to high level physical activity for 24 hours or until the effects for the anesthetic has completely subsided.
Nausea and vomiting are a common side effect of anesthesia. If these problems don’t resolve themselves in two hours, please call the anesthesiologist or our office for further advice.
Tylenol or Motrin can usually be taken as directed as soon as fluids and foods are tolerated if needed.