Risks of sedating a toddler
The most serious risks and complications associated with IV sedation are mostly related to the risk of over sedation.
The solution is to get the patient initially relaxed with light nitrous oxide sedation and then establish the vein access.
In modern dentistry, IV sedation is considered as a procedure which is absolutely safe for the patients.
However, as with any medical procedure, there are some possible side effects and risks associated with intravenous sedation.
Additional injections are also required for delivering local anesthesia, but it rarely is a problem because the patient is already sedated. Recovery from the effects of IV sedation dentistry may take up to 24 hours.
You must arrange for someone to escort you home after the end of treatment. The cost of IV sedation dentistry is much higher than other sedation methods ranging from 0-0 per hour.