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Question:
What are the risks involved with sedation? My 4 1/2 year old daughter needs to have some dental work done and the Dentist is requiring she be sedated (IV) for the visit. Is this safe, what are the risks involved?

Answer:
First, one of my good friends is a pediatric dentist in Bend, OR, so let me know who you have seen and if it's not him, I'll give you his name and number. With any sedation, there are some risks involved. Is the sedation an oral, IV, IM or general sedation? In my office, we use oral sedatives.

The medicine used is Versed, which is in the same class as Valium; but is about 10 times more potent. It is very safe and it gives children an amnesiac effect, so they do not remember the visit. Let me know what type of sedation will be used with your daughter and I can go over some of the risks. If you have a healthy daughter, the risks are very very very minimal.

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