If your children are included in the astonishing number of kids who are susceptible to dental phobias, sedation dentistry may be the cure. Dental anxiety in kids, leading to poor dental hygiene and overall bad oral health, does not have to be an issue any longer. Many children have fallen victim to the anxiety and fear that can surround a visit to the dentist. It shouldn’t be this way, and we can help. As a pediatric sedation dentist, we are highly qualified and trained in the art of working with youth. We know how to help your children feel comfortable and at home in our office. Our sedation dentists will help calm your children’s fear before it turns into lasting anxiety issues.
Many parents ask us about sedation dentistry and whether or not we offer this solution for our patients. We do, and highly recommend it. Young children have a difficult time holding still during teeth cleanings and dental treatments. This is understandable considering how wiggly most kids are when doing basic activities like eating dinner. Consider this, if your child can’t sit still for a bedtime story – they are most certain to get the wiggles while having their teeth cleaned.
If you have a toddler, sedation dentistry may be exactly what you need. For parents of little ones, the idea of getting them to hold still is more of a dream than a reality. It can be difficult to get them to sit through dinner let alone a doctor or dentist appointment. We are experts at working with children and understand how challenging this can be. During a teeth cleaning, we can go slowly and make the process go smoothly. If, however, a more detailed procedure needs to be completed – sedation is often the best way to go. We offer this solution for patients up to twenty years of age, so all of the kids in your family can experience comfortable dental care – even if they are in college. Continue reading
Both adult dentists and pediatric dentists use sedation dentistry to help patients that suffer from severe dental anxiety or cannot hold still during a dental procedure. This is an excellent way to ensure that patients are able to get the treatment they need, without fear of discomfort. Fortunately, most dental work does not cause any pain at all, so by simply relaxing a patient their experience is much improved. Millions of adults suffer from some form of dental fear or anxiety. This is unfortunate because not visiting the dentist can actually make the problem worst as oral health problems become painful when left untreated, not when they are caught early and dealt with. Basically, the fear of the dentist preventing someone from getting a checkup, makes the fear come true. Fortunately, sedation dentistry exists as a solution for helping those with dental anxiety get the help and treatments that they need. This can be good for patients that: Cannot hold still, such as young children People with previous bad dental experiences Those suffering from severe anxiety People afraid of needles Those needing major dental work or oral surgery Sedation dentistry may be different than you think. Continue reading
A family dentist and pediatric dentist will use sedation dentistry to help patients receive the dental care that they need. It typically relaxes patients so that they can be comfortable during the procedure and lose any fears they have. It is often used in combination with local anesthesia to numb the area that is being worked on.