Safety is parents' top consideration when it comes to their child receiving dental sedation.Dentists may recommend sedation for long, complex procedures and for patients who are especially young or nervous.Disclaimer This information is intended to support, not replace, discussion with your doctor or healthcare professionals.The authors of these consumer health information handouts have made a considerable effort to ensure the information is accurate, up to date and easy to understand.If you would like further advice about preparing your child for the scan, please ring the department’s play specialist on the numbers below.
Intravenous sedation is delivered through a needle inserted into the patient's vein.
is commonly used in Australian hospitals for sedation in children.
When we give your child Ketamine, they get sleepy and do not remember what happened.
Avoiding caffeine in the afternoon and evening will help your child to fall asleep more easily.
Your child should also avoid guarana or ‘natural caffeine’.
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There are some special features about sedation with Ketamine for you to know -Sometimes as your child wakes up, they may have some agitation, hallucinations or nightmares.