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How Sedation Dentistry Helps Kids Overcome Fear of the Dentist January 24, 2017

Downtown Eagle River, Anchorage
How Sedation Dentistry Helps Kids Overcome Fear of the Dentist, Anchorage, Alaska

Are your children nervous when receiving dental treatments? If so, sedation dentistry may be the best solution for calming them down. If you’re looking for a dentist in the Eagle River, AK, area who offers this service, rely on Discovery Dental. Their team of dentists and hygienists will ensure your child has a comfortable, stress-free experience.

Because going to the dentist is a new experience, it’s natural for younger children to be frightened. They might think that the visit will be painful or scary, and as such, they may find it difficult to remain calm. That’s why Discovery Dental, which specializes in dental care for kids and teens, offers sedation dentistry. This is a safe method for helping children overcome their fears about visiting the dentist. Once they have a few positive experiences, their anxieties will likely subside for good.

Sedation DentistryWith sedation dentistry, a small amount of safe medication is used to make a patient relax during treatments or regular visits. A common misconception is that it causes the patient to fall asleep during treatment. While this could make it easier for the dentist, it wouldn’t have any lasting effects on your child. They need to be conscious enough to realize that there is no reason to be afraid in the first place. With sedation dentistry, the patient is awake but calm, so they understand what is happening and can see that the dentist is harmless. Once they feel safe at the dental office, they may not need sedation the next time they have an appointment.

If you’re looking for a way to make your child more comfortable when visiting the dentist, ask the team at Discovery Dental in Eagle River about sedation dentistry. Visit them online for more information on their services, or call (907) 622-5437 to schedule an appointment today.

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