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Is iv sedation for dental work safe for a child?

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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Common: In the hands of an experienced pediatric anesthesiologist, IV sedation is quite safe.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Absolutely: It is used quite often by pediatric dental offices for children that need extensive work or might be difficult to treat.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Yes: IV sedation, in the hands of a qualified Anesthesiologist, is quite safe. It is a treatment option utilized by Pediatric Dental Specialists for children who require treatment for infections (cavities) and who are unwilling or unable to be cooperative.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Recommended and: it is very safe when administrated by a qualified dental anesthesiologist. All dental work is completed during a single visit.

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