Dealing with Dental Anxiety

July 9, 2018

Dental anxiety has been growing more prevalent every year. The idea that going to the dentists automatically meaning that you will experience pain remains persistent. Dental offices are portrayed as scary torture chambers.

But is this really the case?

Not at Islands Pediatric Dentistry!

Our staff is highly trained and friendly. We make sure that you and your child are as comfortable as possible. We understand, though, that no matter how welcoming the environment is and no matter how friendly the staff is, there still could remain a measure of dental anxiety.

Sedation Dentistry for Dental Anxiety

Depending on your child’s level of fear, they may benefit greatly from sedation dentistry. For patients who suffer from severe dental anxiety, deeper levels of sedation may be requested. Your child’s pediatric dentist ultimately can help you decide what form of sedation is best.

When it comes to pediatric dentistry, the most common form of dental sedation is laughing gas or nitrous oxide. It is a non-invasive, simple way to avoid the pain and anxiety associated with an operation while allowing your child to stay awake. For these reasons, laughing gas is extremely popular with kids.

Whatever you decide, we know that you can find an option that is best for your child. If you have any more questions regarding dental sedation options, please give us a call today!