Is your child feeling anxious about their upcoming dental appointment? While we can assure you both that there is nothing to be afraid of, we recognize this fear is quite common among children. Fear, phobia, and apprehension are considered normal feelings that your child may express prior to a dental appointment. In most cases, these feelings subside once your child becomes more comfortable with their surroundings and the dental team. However, some children’s anxiety level is so high that it interferes with their ability to receive dental care.
If your child falls into this category, our DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY team has a safe, effective solution to consider: dental sedation.
What is Dental Sedation?
Dental sedation describes the implementation of medications that help your child relax during their dental appointment. The sedative administration takes into account your child’s age, weight, and medical history—ensuring the process is safe and tailored to your little one. Here at Bitesize Pediatric Dentistry, we offer nitrous oxide sedation to our patients.