Dental AnxietyWe understand that certain parts of the dental experience can be confusing or uncomfortable for our young patients. For this reason, our team is driven by a passionate commitment to ensure that each child has a positive dental experience. Managing dental anxiety is an area where our pediatric dentists excel. They are expertly trained in addressing and managing children’s dental fears to help achieve our team’s common goal.

Every child is unique. Some children experience mild dental anxiety. To keep each child comfortable and relaxed, we use various relaxation and sedation techniques ranging from behavior management to medications such as inhaled nitrous oxide (offered at affiliated practices). With the proper preparations, a kid-friendly setting, and a team of dental professionals who are sensitive to each child’s needs, each dental appointment can be completed smoothly and successfully.

Pediatric Dental Care in a Hospital Setting

Young patients who suffer from severe anxieties or those who require extensive dental treatments may benefit from general anesthesia. Our pediatric dentists have hospital privileges at Franciscan Hospital for Children in Brighton, where dental procedures can be performed in the hospital setting under general anesthesia. In this setting, children can sleep peacefully as their dental treatment is completed, no matter how anxious they may feel or how lengthy the procedure may be. Parents can also find comfort in knowing that their child will be surrounded by the best dental and medical professionals in the region.

Dental care doesn’t have to be stressful, traumatic, or frightening—especially for a child. We’re here to create the very best dental memories for your child, starting by addressing the very real issue of dental anxiety. We’re even here to help parents and caregivers find the right words to alleviate a child’s dental anxiety at home. For more information or advice, please contact our office today.