IV sedation involves administering medication intravenously (through the veins). Because the patient is completely asleep, this type of sedation enables Dr. Funny to provide comprehensive dental care to patients who are very anxious or may have special needs. With this method, medication is dosed precisely to control the level of sedation. Our dental anesthesiologist ensures that your child stays comfortable throughout the visit.
Prior to any treatment where your child will receive IV sedation, please:
- Notify us of any changes in your child’s health, or any medical conditions of which we may not be aware. We may need to reschedule if your child has an ear infection, fever, or a cold.
- Notify us about any medications your child is using, any reactions they have had to medications in the past, or changes in their medical history.
- Dress your child in comfortable, loose clothing in preparation for their appointment.
- Make sure your child visits the bathroom before arrival.
- Do not give your child milk or solid food after midnight the night before treatment.
- Only give your child clear liquids for 6 hours before their appointment
- Do not feed your child any greasy, fatty, or fried foods. This may cause vomiting.
You will need to remain at our office throughout your child’s entire procedure.
After your child’s treatment, please:
- Monitor your child closely. He or she will be very drowsy.
- Wake your child up every hour for a drink to reduce dehydration. Clear liquids (water, apple juice, etc.) are preferred.
- Make sure that your child’s first meal after their treatment is light and easy to digest.
- Help your child bend over and turn their head to the side if they vomit.
- Make sure that your child sleeps on their side with their chin up following treatment.
We invite you to call University Pediatric Dentistry at 704-688-1664 to learn more about IV sedation in Charlotte, North Carolina, and to make your child’s appointment with Dr. Danielle Funny and Dr. Sonya Maynor.