How to Prepare Your Child for His or Her Dental Procedure
Make their Experience as Stress-Free as Possible

Do you have a child who is preparing for an upcoming dental treatment or surgery?

Prepare Your Child for His or Her Dental Procedure

If so, there are a few things you can note that may be helpful in making sure their experience is as anxiety-free and comforting as possible. These things will also help to establish a healthy attitude about dental visits in the long-term, as well.

  1. If your child is particularly anxious about their appointment, discuss the option of sedation dentistry with your child and the dentist.
    If you know your child has a tendency to get anxious or nervous before visits to the dentist, they might be particularly worried about their first real dental procedure. Our Burlington dentist specializes in sedation or sleep dentistry, with many different options available that are able to help child patients feel less stressed out. You can always talk to Dr. Sam if you’d like to learn more!
  2. Make sure your child can is free of any required engagements or responsibilities after his or her appointment.
    Your child will probably need (and will appreciate) some downtime after their dental procedure! Make sure to bring your child in on a day they can relax afterward, and will not have to worry about anything other than taking it easy.
  3. Come in your pajamas!
    Well, we don’t recommend that YOU come in your PJs… but your child is absolutely welcome to! Loose and comfortable clothing is actually encouraged if your child is having a more extensive or surgical procedure. Comfort is key.
  4. Be assuring and positive.
    If your child isn’t necessarily looking forward to the visit due to fear or worry in the days leading up, reassure them that they’re going to be well taken care of, and that thousands of kids and adults have these dental procedures every day. There’s nothing to be afraid of! It may be easier said than applied, but a bit of reassurance and positivity will go a long way in helping your child cope with their stress.