If your child experiences dental anxiety before seeing the dentist, they are not alone. Many people experience this common condition, including children and adults. This can cause problems with receiving the proper dental care they need. Our experienced pediatric team in Austin, Texas has plenty of experience helping our patients receive the care they need in the most comfortable way possible.
We always recommend that our patients let us know if they are feeling nervous or anxious in the chair. Once we know how they are feeling, we can be better prepared to help put them at ease. Dr. Kyle Raymond and our entire team want your child to feel safe in our care, so please make sure to let us know your child’s anxieties and any questions you have so we can make them feel safe and comfortable.
If your child needs to take their mind off of the treatment, we recommend finding a way to distract themselves with something they enjoy. Wearing headphones or watching a movie while we work can help keep their mind busy and relaxed. You can also encourage your child to take slow, deep breaths to relax during their treatment.
In addition to relaxation techniques and a friendly, caring staff, we also offer dental sedation options for your child to have the best possible experience while they are with us. Dental anxiety doesn’t have to stop your child from getting the proper care and treatment they need.
If you still have questions or would like to learn more about overcoming your child’s dental anxiety, please feel free to call us today at 512-732-0022. We are happy to provide your child with the best possible treatment in an environment they enjoy!