Sedating kids for dental procedures

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My 15 month old has severe tooth decay due to excessive nursing especially at night.

My dentist has suggested a temporary filler that releases flouride and brushing religiously.

• The pediatric dentist should consult with the child’s pediatrician or family doctor about sedating a child, especially if the child has medical conditions such as asthma, sleep apnea or cardiovascular issues.

“For kids at higher risk, such as those with heart problems, I would want the child cleared by their MD, and then we make a decision about where to treat them,” Dr. Problems that require sedation can be avoided with good dental hygiene and regular dental care.

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