Sedation treatment for kids in Greensboro, NC initiates healthy adult smiles
Dental care for small children is more than keeping baby teeth sparkling, monitoring the development of the mouth, or guiding nutrition and oral habits. Its importance extends beyond preventing tooth decay or filling cavities. Pediatric dental care sets a priority and perspective that carries throughout the child’s life. Dr. Sona Isharani offers sedation treatment for kids in the Greensboro, NC area to help them overcome fears and enjoy healthy smiles.
Why children are afraid the dentist
The world can be a big, scary place for a child who has not yet had a multitude of life experiences:
- Imagine how unsettling it must be – “giants” in unfamiliar garments, faces hidden by masks, bright lights, shiny objects, startling sounds, and unusual smells.
- Little ones rely on reactions from others to determine if a situation should cause alarm. Your child may have heard exaggerated stories from older kids, or seen other children upset at a doctor’s office.
- A child’s dental anxiety may simply stem from not knowing what to expect.
Initiating a good attitude toward dental care
As a Board-certified pediatric dentist, Dr. Isharani has background in psychological aspects of helping children feel comfortable with dental treatment. She and her team devote extra effort to identifying concerns and diffusing them with upbeat child-level communication.
In many cases, this is enough to ensure a low-stress visits for child and parent. Some children, though, remain apprehensive. Dental sedation can be a big help in eliminating fear, reducing memory of treatment, and setting a positive tone for future appointments.
Safe sedation treatment for kids is available in Greensboro, NC. Dr. Isharani offers nitrous oxide, a pleasantly scented inhaled gas that immediately reduces agitation, yet wears off quickly. A deeper level of relaxion can be achieved with oral sedation given to the child by mouth prior to the appointment. General anesthesia is also available for extreme cases, oral surgeries, or complex and lengthy procedures.
A child who looks forward to dental checkups will become a teen who brushes and flosses responsibly, and an adult likely keeps natural teeth for a lifetime. Call (336) 804-8668 to schedule your child’s appointment with Dr. Isharani.