At Kids First Dental, we know that going to the dentist can be a scary experience for a lot of people – including children. We also know that one of the best ways to be prepared for any dental exam is to be prepared. Keep reading to learn more about how you can best prepare your child for a dental exam in South Carolina.
Whether your child needs to be set up for an appointment for a routine dental exam or a more complicated procedure such as a tooth extraction, the caring and professional staff at Kids First Dental are equipped to make sure the visit is as anxiety-free as possible. We offer nitrous oxide, one of the most common forms of sedation in our Columbia, Lancaster, and Greenwood, SC offices.
Nitrous oxide is one of the safest and most preferred treatments in sedation dentistry for children. In fact, the American Dental Association (ADA), has this to say about it:
“The combination of inhaled nitrous oxide and oxygen is a safe and effective means of managing pain and anxiety in dentistry, when used appropriately.”
The caring and professional staff who will be administering the sedation have all been board certified in sedation dentistry. Additionally, many of our staff are multilingual which means they’ll be able to communicate to your child during the procedure – just another step we take to make sure that your child has as positive an experience as possible when they visit one of our three South Carolina offices.
One of the biggest factors in using sedation dentistry in children is that it allows the dentist to work faster. That means treatments can be accomplished in less time and your child will not associate dental office visits as a traumatic experience. That means you’re more likely to get your child back into the dentist office for routine preventative exams! And that means they’re more likely to have a happy and healthy adult smile.
If you have questions about sedation dentistry for either yourself or your child, please call one of our conveniently located Kids First Dental offices in Columbia, Lancaster, or Greenwood, SC to learn more today!