Has your child expressed anxiety about going to the dentist? This is a completely normal feeling as it can be an intimidating process; they are not alone. Dental fear and anxieties can be debilitating as our teeth are very active factors in our overall health, and are important to keep up with. Neglecting dental procedures or upkeep due to fear and anxiety can lead to many issues that will cause more pain and trouble in the long run.
At GoKids Pediatric Dentistry in Fort Mill, SC, we offer various forms of sedation dentistry to make your child comfortable during their dental procedures. Whether they need a little relaxation or complete sedation, we’re here to put their worries to rest.
We want to gently assure you and your child that our clinic is a judgment-free zone. We are here to help make their dental experience as comfortable and peaceful as possible, and are excited to be able to offer them this option!
Their initial consultation is all about them. Their dentist will go over their health history as well as any medications or supplementations they are currently taking. In this appointment, their dentist will also discuss with you the types of sedation options available and which one they recommend depending on your child’s individual case. They will prepare you and your child for the day of and what they should or should not eat and drink.
We understand your child’s anticipation of their appointment is likely going to cause them a lot of stress and anxiety, but we want to do our part in making their experience as relaxed and comfortable as possible!
Some things we will provide at their appointment are:
The anesthesiologist will ensure your child is properly issued the sedation you have chosen in a safe and effective manner before beginning their procedure.
Following your child’s sedation appointment, you will both be sent home with the necessary tools to continue caring for their teeth whether they simply had a cleaning or a more extensive procedure. Our office will call you after hours to check in on how they are feeling and getting along, and we have 24 hour emergency lines available should you need to contact us for any reason.
We understand and sympathize with the dental anxiety and fear your child is experiencing. It’s their body’s way of protecting itself, and we want to come alongside them and empower them as they choose to face their fears and learn to care for their oral health. Sedation dentistry is both of your tickets to overcoming the worries and stress of how they will make it through their appointment!
Call to book your child’s consultation and sedation appointment today!