Children’s Dentist in Solana Beach
Did you know that a recent study found that up to 15% of Americans avoid seeking dental care because of dental anxiety and fear? Finding a warm, caring and conscientious dentist can make a dramatic difference, especially for a child’s early experiences in receiving care. At Great Smiles Pediatric Dentistry, our Solana Beach children’s dentists are skilled, experienced experts when it comes to helping children feel relaxed during dental treatment. Sensitive to the unique needs and concerns of children, we understand that some may have some anxiety about dental treatments, and pride ourselves in making a positive difference for those young patients to be comfortable and confident about receiving dental care. Providing a fun, relaxed environment, complete with fun activities in the waiting room, we also offer a comprehensive variety of safe, monitored sedation options for children.
When children are scared, have strong gag reflexes, medical conditions, special needs, or are unable to sit for one reason or another, varying levels dental sedation can carefully be administered to aid in relaxation and allow dental care to be performed. Depending on the particular needs of each child, our Solana Beach children’s dentist will suggest the best method of dental sedation. One commonly used sedation option is nitrous oxide, better known as laughing gas. Providing nearly immediate relief, nitrous oxide is very effective at relaxing and allowing a young patient to feel comfortable, and at ease during a procedure. The effects also wear off very quickly, so you won’t have to worry about your child being drowsy afterwards. Other sedation options include oral sedatives, IV sedation, and general anesthetic as appropriate for particular procedures or circumstances. Each of these options is safe, effective, and closely supervised by the careful and diligent professionals at Great Smiles Pediatric Dentistry.
As a Solana Beach children’s dentist making your child’s experience at the dentist a pleasant one is one of our core values. Make an appointment to visit the pediatric dentists that love kids, and are always thinking of ways to help soothe them – and you – during their treatment. Call Great Smiles Pediatric Dentistry, Solana Beach, today.