Oral Sedation in Birmingham AL


Your enjoyable dental experience depends on your comfort and safety. Dr. Johnson and his team utilize the latest technological advances in dental equipment and techniques to ensure your satisfaction with your visit and your continued excellent health.

Digital X-rays (Radiographs)

Digital radiographs offer an instantaneous picture for our doctors and allows for reduced radiation exposure. This is another example of the technology available to you at Dentistry for Awesome Kids that adds to your comfort and to your convenience.

Oral Sedation

Oral conscious sedation involves the use of one or two liquid sedatives given to the child 30 minutes to an hour prior to starting treatment. It is very important that your child does not eat or drink within four hours prior to their sedation appointment in order to prevent risk of nausea or vomiting. Also, they must be in good health on the day of the sedation. Any fevers or illness requires us to reschedule their appointment for safety reasons. The dose of your child’s sedation is based on several factors, including: their body weight, their age, the planned procedure, and the length of treatment time needed. Your child receives the medicine in the office, and can either watch a movie or quietly play while we wait for the medicine to take effect. This is extremely helpful in calming an anxious child who may have more extensive treatment needs. We are able to alleviate anxiety and pain during longer appointments, and were also able to complete more treatment in a shorter time. Some children will be drowsy and may fall into a light sleep, but they can be awakened easily with gentle stimulation. Usually the child will be awake and cooperative and able to follow instructions appropriately. There are several important criteria for selecting children as candidates for oral conscious sedation, and we will be happy to discuss these as they relate specifically to your child. Rest assured, we will monitor your child very carefully and thoroughly during their sedation appointment to ensure their safety and comfort.

New Patient Experience

New Patient Experience

Our goal is to create a fun, supportive, non-fearful, and caring environment that allows your child to develop a positive and healthy outlook on dentistry.

Emergency Dental Care

Emergency Care

While dental injuries for children are fairly common, they can also be stressful and nerve-wracking for you and for your child. Read through our helpful tips.

General Dentistry

General Dentistry

Prevention is the best defense for your smile. Trust Dr. Johnson and his entire dental team for your regular appointments and cleanings, and enjoy a lifetime of lasting oral health.