After Sedation

The sedation your child was given will take 4 – 6 hours to wear off. Your child will probably go home and sleep for 1 to 4 hours and should not be left unattended, even while sleeping. Check on your child every fifteen minutes or so while sleeping.

  1. Occasionally the sedation will cause a child to become very hyperactive or irritable. This lasts 30 to 60 minutes and will go away.
  2. Your child should be able to eat 1 to 2 hours after leaving the office, depending on the treatment done and the anesthesia used.
  3. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office.