Dental AnxietyRichmond, TX
At Grand Parkway Pediatric Dental, we can treat children that are struggling with dental anxiety. If your child dreads the dentist due to a fear of what a procedure could be like or simply does not enjoy having dental work done, give us a call. In our Richmond, Texas dental office, we ensure that your child is comfortable and relaxed regardless of the procedure. Upon visiting our office, we will meet with you to discuss what treatments your child needs and help you create a plan for how to keep your child's mouth healthy. We will also ease any fears that your child has about dentistry or procedures in general. This way, you and your child will be informed and empowered to make decisions regarding dental care without experiencing any anxiety.
How can I ease my child’s fears about dental care without medication?
When you visit our dental office, we can discuss possible methods to prevent your child from experiencing anxiety while receiving dental care. To help relax a child patient, we can provide a glass of tea or medication as needed. There are also several natural varieties of tea that you can purchase to help relax and calm the child. At times, a cup of tea can be enough to ease your child into a naturally relaxed state.
How can I prepare for my child’s dentist appointment?
Another easy way to calm your child's fear is to visit our Richmond dental office and meet us before your child undergoes any actual dental work. Taking the time to tour our office, where the child can sit in the dentist chair and have a conversation, will allow him or her to become familiar with our staff and office environment. After this first visit, the child will feel more comfortable during teeth cleanings or specific procedures from familiar faces. During your consultation, we can also discuss what you and your child can expect from a teeth cleaning or a specific procedure. This will help your child to prepare mentally for how long it will take, what dental tools will be used, what he or she may feel during the process, and what the recovery period will be. At Grand Parkway Pediatric Dental, we have found that the more information our patients have about their procedure, the more comfortable and relaxed they feel. This preliminary appointment can help to alleviate the fear of dentists that your child is experiencing.
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Are there other ways to make dental work more comfortable?
Yes, laser dentistry is transforming how dental procedures are being completed. When you visit our Richmond dental office, you can be confident we will use the latest technology available to make your child's procedure more comfortable. Lasers allow us to target small spaces without irritating the surrounding tissue by using a laser with fine energy. This reduces discomfort and the recovery time. Lasers are also less invasive than traditional dental tools, leading to less bleeding and swelling than there would be otherwise. They can be used in treating tooth decay, gum disease, and in restorative procedures. If you want a more comfortable experience for your child and to reduce your child's dental anxiety, we highly recommend visiting a laser dentistry office. To learn about the procedures that we perform using lasers, call (832) 246-7255 and schedule an appointment to speak with Dr. Faisal Khan, Dr. Victoria Sullivan, Dr. Brent Kanar, Dr. Samer S. Dar. At Grand Parkway Pediatric Dental, we have found that when lasers are used, many of our patients no longer need sedation or pain medication. The use of dental lasers can help eliminate various factors that may motivate a fear of dental checkups in children. For example, the noise, heat, and vibration that is traditionally associated with the dental drill is not present when using lasers.
If you live in the Richmond area, call 832-246-7255 to schedule your dental exam so that you can remain in good health or receive treatment for a current condition.
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