Encinitas Pediatric Dentist and our team try to make children comfortable by talking at first, listening to any concerns, and taking the time to explain the dental work that will be done. Here in Encinitas California, children will often lose their fears with an understanding of what is happening and why. Not to mention, parents are welcome to be in the room during exams and treatments. When children see that their parent is relaxed, it often helps them relax.
When you arrive the office, let your children play with the toys provided. This helps to starts the visit off in a positive manner. Another excellent method of keeping children calm is listening to music or watching a video to support a sense of relaxation, during an exam or procedure. Being in a caring environment can drastically reduce their anxiety levels.
There are times when Nitrous oxide is necessary, which is a sedation technique commonly used to reduce anxiety and alleviate any pain. It can be very beneficial and the effects wear off quickly. The use of topical pain relievers can also be beneficial for children with sensitive teeth, in order to eliminate any discomfort.
For more complex issues in Encinitas California, there are times when a deeper sedation is useful to help eliminate extreme anxiety or a fear of needles. Encinitas Pediatric Dentist suggests a liquid or tablet sedative that can be given before your child’s appointment. Carlsbad Children’s Dentistry at 760-633-1131 also recommends this type of sedation, as it is helpful for children with a fear of the masks used with nitrous oxide.