At Glow, we utilize a number of creative age-appropriate techniques to allow children enjoy their visit. Our approach starts from attentive preparation of both you and your child and continues with distraction (like… magic!), TV on the ceiling, guided imagery, effective topical anesthetic gel, and positive reinforcement. The materials and equipment that we use are carefully selected and designed for children. We’re also very mindful of seemingly minor details that may trigger anxiety for the little ones. By having these multiple layers of child-friendly measures, we’re able to help most children without sedation.
There are circumstances where sedation plays an important role in delivering quality dental care for infants, children, adolescents and those with special health care needs. Children with many cavities, heightened anxiety and simply, very young age can benefit from sedation for their dental treatment. Dr. Fran will consider unique elements that are applicable to the needs of your child and your family. Together, we will balance the risk and benefits of monitoring the cavities, non-drilling options and treating the cavities under sedation. We are here to support your family and help you make the right decision for your child.