Oral Sedation Dentistry in Santa Ana, CA

The dental industry has advanced significantly in just a few years. However, fear and anxiety of undergoing a dental procedure still hinder many patients from scheduling appointments for regular dental exams and cleanings. That’s why pediatric dentist Dr. Kent N. Do provides oral sedation dentistry to help children feel more comfortable and relaxed during their visit. Anti-anxiety medications can be prescribed to be taken before a scheduled appointment so your child will be in a relaxed state of mind but able to follow instructions. For more information about oral sedation dentistry and its benefits during dental treatments and services at South Coast Pediatric Dentistry, request a consultation today at our Santa Ana, CA dental practice.

There are several types of oral sedation dentistry medications that can be used. The type recommended by Dr. Kent will be based on your child, their specific fears, their physical health, what procedure is being performed, and the approximate amount of time their appointment will take. Your child's sedation medication will be prescribed during a consultation so you can fill it prior to their procedure. Since your child will need to take it before they arrive, you should plan to drive them to our practice. If light oral-conscious sedation is chosen, your child will remain relaxed but will still be conscious and alert. With more significant sedation, they'll also stay conscious, but their memory will start to get a bit spotty. They might fall into a light sleep, but it'll be easy to wake them up.

Oral sedation dentistry at South Coast Pediatric Dentistry offers several perks for patients receiving oral care, resulting in a more comfortable and efficient procedure. Some of these benefits include:

  • Reducing pain throughout the procedure
  • Easy to administer, only necessitating that the individual swallow a pill
  • Elevating the all-around effectiveness of oral procedures
  • Boosting patient compliance, leading to a more straightforward procedure
  • Lessening gag reflex
  • Lessening the patient's anxieties so they are relaxed for the entirety of the procedure

The best pediatric dentist in Orange County.Dr.Ken is very patient with my kid Front desk staff is amazing, are definitely always so welcoming. My kids love how the dental assistant always provides gentle care and Is always educational.My kids always happy she she leave:)

A.M. Yelp

Eleyni finally came back. "I really want to go to my dentist appointment already" that her every other day after I set up her appointment. Eleyni loves sharing about herself to the doctor and staff. They always know how to get her ready and excited for her adventures. She has Legos! Guess where she is off to. Thank you all her teeth are amazing and im so proud. Now that she will be 6 we have to wait longer for our appointment. I don’t think we can wait until next year. We will come visit soon!

M.M. Yelp

Recommended and always a good deal. My little ones love going to the dentist

E.R. Google

Recommended and always good treatment. My little ones love going to the dentist

E.R. Google

Highly recommend. Great pediatric dentist! Professional and polite staff. Good service. Usually no wait. The doctor always provides with useful information. Kids get free toothbrushes, toothpaste and toys.

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Stop your child's fear of the dentist in its tracks with oral sedation dentistry at South Coast Pediatric Dentistry. Schedule a consultation with Santa Ana, CA pediatric dentist Dr. Kent for more information about the options for sedation. It will keep your child comfortable and relaxed during a routine dental exam, cleaning, or during a longer procedure. Discover the best options so your child's visit is a pleasant experience.

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