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What Is a Pain Free Pediatric Dentist?

Dental care anxiety is very common among children due to fear of pain. Once you go through a painful dental care experience, this could turn traumatic and may lead to developing the fear of visiting a dentist. Similarly, if your dental care experience is pleasant and painless then there is a remote possibility of developing dental anxiety. Pain-free dentistry Brea makes oral health care a pleasant experience. In our previous blog, we have explained the 5 advantages of early orthodontic treatment in Brea. Pediatric dentists below discussed sedative techniques to make dental care experience not just pain free but a memorable one too.

4 Features of Pain Free Pediatric Dentistry in Brea:

  1. Dental Sedative:

    Keeping and maintaining a calm composure is important during dental treatment. Dental sedatives help children who fear pain by minimizing the pain. There are oral and IV sedatives. But nitrous oxide is mostly used as a sedative since it's safe for children. Gas works within minutes and does not cause any extended effects. Oral sedatives are tablets which take around 15-20 minutes to take effect. IV sedation on the other hand kicks in immediately and is generally prescribed for children where the procedure could take long to complete such as orthodontics in Brea.

  2. Shot-Free Brea Pediatric Dentistry:

    Shot free dentistry has been there for more than two decades. But it became more famous recently due to advancements and innovations in lasers. Approved for children in October 1998, shot free dentistry has two variants. Soft tissue laser is used on the gum and the tissues. It blocks the nerve endings, so the patient does not feel any pain. Hard tissue laser works directly on the teeth and laser wavelength is absorbed via minerals in the tooth and water. Since there is no drilling noise and heat generation, there is no pain. Shot-free or laser dentistry in Brea does not cause excessive bleeding and has a better precision. Moreover, it reduces the risk of infection and has quick recovery time.

  3. Pain Free Injections:

    One of the most common reasons for dental anxiety is injection. Children's dentists in Brea use topical anesthetics to numb the area to be injected. Hence, the child does not feel the pain. This makes dental care a pain free experience.

  4. General Anesthesia:

    This is rarely used in dental care procedures unless treatment is lengthy, surgery is complex, or a child has a condition that inhibits cooperation. Kids dentists in Brea will favor conscious anesthesia. This will reduce the impact of the general anesthesia after the treatment.

Explore Pain Free and Shot-Free Dentistry:

If you are interested to know more about pain-free dental care and shot-free dental care for children, contact Dr. David M Kang D.D.S. practicing at Brea Pediatric Dental Practice and Orthodontics. Our specialized and highly experienced team of dental practitioners, led by pediatric dentist in Brea Dr. David M Kang, will give your child a dental foundation that will last for a lifetime. Arrange for an appointment by visiting our website of Brea Pediatric Dental Practice and Orthodontics. Call us at 714-255-8338 to promote good oral health in your kids.

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