Health Tip: Prepare for Your Child’s Dental Procedure

(HealthDay News) — The American Dental Association suggests you ask these questions of your dentist before your child’s office procedure.

  • Who will provide the preoperative evaluation of my child, including taking a full medical history?
  • How long before the office visit should my child avoid food or drink?
  • Will my child take sedating medication at home before the procedure? If so, how should I monitor the child?
  • What experience does the sedation provider have? Does this experience meet guidelines from the American Dental Association?
  • Does staff assisting in the procedure have current training in emergency resuscitation?