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Yes, we can treat children 2 years of age and up!
Most children are uncomfortable about needles and feelings of numbness. Sedation dentistry's calming effects allows both examination and corrective work to be accomplished easily.
Do You Have Sensitive Child?
An early childhood experience becomes a memory that cannot ever be erased.
When it comes to needles and numbness, most children tend to be afraid, uncooperative and uncomfortable, which often leads to a very hectic experience that includes such things as gagging. Sadly, this kind of an early childhood experience becomes a memory that cannot ever be erased and, unfortunately, many become so traumatized they refuse to ever again receive regular dental treatment.
Anesthesia Adds Comfort and Optimizes Visits
Procedures that might normally take as many as three to five visits can be performed in as little as one. For over 10 years, we've been treating patients under General Anesthesia. Sedation can make early childhood dental visits as comfortable as possible. Not only will this ensure that there are no negative memories associated with these dental visits, but, by choosing this option, procedures (such as multiple fillings or tooth removal) that might normally take as many as three to five visits can be performed in as little as one visit. This translates into fewer appointments, which of course means you take less time away from your own hectic schedule, and your children miss fewer days of school.
Prevention Promotes Health Today and Tomorrow
When left untreated, early childhood tooth decay can have a negative impact on adult teeth, lead to very serious infections and cause other health problems. According to the Canadian Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, you should schedule dental visits every 6 months, beginning on your child's first birthday. Baby teeth last until the child is 12 years old, so it's important that they are consistently checked. When left untreated, early childhood tooth decay can have a negative impact on adult teeth, lead to very serious infections and cause other health problems.
Advantages of Sedation Dentistry:
- No waiting lists that extend to months. No need to maintain your child on courses of antibiotics and painkillers while waiting for available facilities
- Multiple procedures, which usually require several return visits, can be completed in just one appointment
- After treatment using Sedation Dentistry, your child will have a better outlook toward dental care with out the stress and anxious memories.
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