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Abstract - Journal of Clinical Dentistry and Oral Health (2020) Volume 4, Issue 5

Dental Anxiety in Children

Anusha Swarna*

Department of Pharmacology, Nandha college of Pharmacy, Erode, Tamilnadu, India, E-mail:

*Corresponding Author:
Anusha Swarna
Department of Pharmacology, Nandha college of
Pharmacy, Erode, Tamilnadu

Accepted date: November 25, 2020

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Children’s Fear of the Dentist

It is common for youths to be terrified of their initial visit to the dentist. However, at Dental Associates, our experienced paediatric dentists will help your child to beat their fear and feel comfortable at the dentist.

3 Tips to Calm Dental Anxiety in Children:

1. Remain positive. If your child sees that you simply are positive, they're more likely to possess a far better attitude in addition. 2. Refrain from using words like pain, shots, or cavity. 3. Try to not bribe your child with candy or other goodies. this will cause them to expect this stuff from dental visits once they are older, too Dental anxiety isn’t only for kids! Examine dental anxiety in adults.

Making a baby Feel Comfortable at the Dentist

A child’s first dental visit can greatly impact their view of visiting the dentist for the remainder of their life. This can be why we've got the foremost compassionate pediatric dentists on our team who will help your child to feel comfortable at their first visit and beyond. Our experienced pediatric dentists use various techniques to assist your child feel comfortable. 

“Tell-Show-Do”: consider this like “show-andtell” in elementary school. During your child’s visit, our pediatric dentist names an instrument, points it out and picks it up. They will do something to further introduce your child to the instrument, like counting their fingers. The dentist will then use the instrument within the exam. 

Lap-to-Lap Technique: this method involves a parent during an exam, thus helping the kid to feel easier during their visit. Learn more about the lap-to-lap technique to assist calm an anxious child. 

Praise: Your pediatric dentist will entails things your child is doing right during the exam. This may reinforce positive behavior and can let your child know that the exam goes well. 

Distraction: The pediatric dentist might tell a story or distract the child’s attention in another way that the child isn’t focused on the exam and cleaning.

Nonverbal Communication: The pediatric dentist may additionally use an easy smile or frown to strengthen positive behavior and discourage negative behavior. 

Parent Participation: Infants and young children may feel lighter with a parent within the exam room during the primary dental visit. However, a parent of older children is also asked to attend within the lounge so the dentist and child can develop a snug relationship. Please note that if your child is under the age of 18, a parent or trustee must be present within the facility during dental appointments.

Overall, you'll help your child feel lighter at the dentist by ensuring they establish an honest brushing and flossing routine reception. This J Clin Dentistry Oral Health 2020 Volume 4 Issue 5 may help them to feel less anxious because they're more accustomed ongoing oral hygiene. 

Calming an Anxious Child or a baby with Dental Anxiety 

It is common for youngsters to be concerned or nervous during their first dental visit. However, our experienced pediatric dentists help calm your child to confirm their visit goes as smoothly as possible. 

If your child does have dental anxiety or behavioral issues at the primary dental visit, your pediatric dentist will help your child remain calm through several techniques: 

Praise: The dentist will tell your child after they are behaving well. This helps to strengthen good behavior. 

Voice Control: This usually takes care of any behavior that will be deemed unsafe. We certainly don’t desire a child to harm themselves because they’re scared. A calm, yet firm voice usually curbs unsafe behavior. 

Sedation: In extreme cases, mild sedation, like inhalation general anesthetic (laughing gas) or a liquid sedative is also suggested. This is often an awfully safe and customary approach to calming a restless child for a dental examination. 

Dental anxiety can lengthen a dental visit and put stress on a young child. But with care and patience, your child will have a snug experience at Dental Associates.

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