How will you keep my child comfortable if dental work is needed?
As I always tell my patients, “I’m a dentist just for kids, and I do everything the easy, kid way!”
We always explain what we are going to do, and we use kid-friendly words. While we understand that you might want to prepare your child and explain what’s going to happen at the appointment, we do ask that parents leave this discussion to us. Our staff is highly trained on just what to do and say to keep your child at ease. If you are concerned that your child needs advance preparation, please let us know, and we will advise you on a case-by-case basis.
For kids who are especially nervous, we have nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas. We also make use of a number of other behavior-guidance techniques that are helpful for reducing anxiety and fear.
Distraction also helps! We have TVs mounted to the ceiling in the treatment rooms, but also fun things in the waiting room that will put them at ease before they even come back for their dental work.
Dr. Kate has plenty of experience working with kids who are feeling worried or unsure about care, and you'll be amazed at how skilled she is at making them comfortable and confident!