When Mommy Is Scared Of The Dentist

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If you are dreading some upcoming dental treatment, you may want to consider oral conscious sedation. First off, oral conscious sedation or sedation dentistry is perfectly safe. At Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry, we have been providing sedation since 1967. We offer different levels of sedation and a choice of medication including oral analgesics, nitrous oxide, and IV sedation.

When choosing a type of sedation, it is helpful to consider the type of anxiety (fear of immobility, fear of loss of control, fear of pain, etc), the specific procedure(s) you will undergo, the length of time necessary to complete the treatment, past experiences during treatment, and any complicating health problems. Call 801-657-5633 to schedule a consultation Drs. Dr. Hammond to discuss your options.

Perhaps you have a dentist-wary child who needs treatment. For simple dental procedures, topical anesthetics are applied to the gums and other tissues reducing sensation. If your child requires more sedation, nitrous oxide and general anesthesia are both safe options.

Perhaps Mommy is the one who is anxious about her child undergoing dental work. Sorry – we can’t sedate you while your child is being treated – but you can take comfort in the fact that we take excellent care of our youngest patients. We make sure they are comfortable and relaxed, and that they understand exactly what is going to happen. Our team of child-friendly dental professionals has been putting children at ease since 1967.

Regular dental check-ups are critical for your child’s lifelong oral health, so it is important that your child has a positive experience during dental visits. If possible, don’t let your child know that you have dental anxiety. If he/she already knows, explain why your fears are unreasonable and why you are having treatment regardless of your anxiety. Show them how brave Mommy is because she wants healthy teeth.

Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry offers full-service dental care including mini implants, porcelain veneers, and sedation dentistry. Thanks for visiting our blog. Check back for more helpful dental information from Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo.