Teen: Nervous Teen

 Nervous Teen? We Can Help!

Got a nervous teen on the day of your appointment? Dental work can make even the most mature teen worry. Even if your teen has been to the dentist before, new treatments can be scary. And that’s ok! As pediatric dentists, we receive extra training to create an atmosphere where your child can comfortably receive treatment. We choose the right techniques to appropriately manage each child’s behavior, including teens! If your son or daughter is uncomfortable, we offer in-office sedation, including oral sedation protocols. We also use a nurse anesthetist for more complicated cases. In addition, we offer general anesthesia in a hospital setting for patients with special healthcare needs. Our goal is the same for each child: a successful outcome in a safe environment. Make sure to reinforce positive thoughts to your teen as you discuss their upcoming appointment.