Children's DentistryChildren are often more difficult than adults for dentist patients. This means special tactics and methods are used to make children's dentistry procedures easier, like sedation, distractions; toys, TV, etc.
My child has dental anxiety
Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) can help. A referral to a pediatric dental specialist may be necessary. General anesthesia is an option when the child is unmanageable. Anesthesia is recommended if your child has a lot of procedures, then they can all be done at once.
Another advantage of having dental work done under anesthesia is that the child does not have a bad experience at their general dentist’s office and would be more willing to return for checkups, cleanings, and minor restorations in the future.
Children are generally more challenging patients because of:
- Increased anxiety
- Unpredictable reactions
- Smaller mouths
Frequently Asked Questions
When should I take my child to the dentist for the first time?
At Smiles Dental Group we feel that your child’s first visit to the dentist should occur once they start getting their teeth – ideally between 1 and 2 years old but no later than 2 years old. We can help to identify any early issues and make sure your child’s smile is on track to be healthy and beautiful.
Do you have experience with children?
Yes we do, we have experience working with the whole family!
My child doesn't like the dentist, what can I do?
We have tv’s, sedation, some toys, we’ll do our best to give them the best experience we can!