Frequently Asked Questions

Calming the anxious child

Q How does a pediatric dentist help with dental anxiety?
A Pediatric dentists have special training in helping anxious children feel secure during dental treatment. Addressing the child’s concerns and assisting individuals to improve their coping skills is the foundation for pediatric health care. As specialists, many behavioral as well as medicinal approaches are available to your child if needed. Our staff is committed to understanding the individual needs and desired approach to care for each child and family.
Q Should I accompany my child during treatment?
A Infants and some young children may feel more confident when parents stay close during treatment. Many older and experienced children often desire autonomy and child-doctor communication is often enhanced when the child interacts independently with our staff. Please let us know what your preference would be at the beginning of each visit or if you would like to discuss the benefits of various approaches.