We came to Glow for my daughter to seek out a second opinion and we are thoroughly impressed! Dr Fran took the time to answer ALL my questions and to explain the whole process of treatments needed. My daughter can be anxious at times, but she felt comfortable with everything and the process was smooth. Alissa at the desk was incredible at answering all my questions (trust me, I had a lot) and took the time to help me understand the billing/insurance process. The anesthesia clinic was great at making us feel calm and safe while leaving my daughter in their care. I’m so glad we decided to get a second opinion. I would highly recommend Glow!
Oral conscious sedation can prove very helpful for relaxing young children and patients with many cavities. At Glow, we offer oral conscious sedation in a drinkable liquid form, mixed with your child’s favourite flavour. Dr. Fran considers multiple factors, including your child’s anxiety level, ability to cooperate and required amount of treatment to tailor the best approach for your child.
As in the name, oral conscious sedation reduces anxiety while children remain awake and alert. They may feel sleepy, drowsy and in many cases do not remember the procedure due to the amnesia effect of the medication. Sedation medications do have potential to cause nausea and vomiting.
Although it is rare, regurgitated food can obstruct the airway. To eliminate this possibility and maximize safety, fasting is a standard safety protocol for oral conscious sedation.
When you come in for a sedation appointment with your child, we review your child’s medical history again and check vital signs. Our team reviews with you informed consent, plus safety and recovery instructions. Dr. Fran checks your child’s general wellbeing, especially airway health. We give you Dr. Fran’s personal number for any questions that may come up after regular office hours.
Sedation in children is different from adults in many ways, as children tend to be more sensitive to medication in general. We believe in using the least amount of medication combined with other comforting techniques to achieve the most enjoyable experience. Our highly skilled team and Dr. Fran’s meticulous attention to detail allows a safe sedation experience for your child and your family.