Rather than recommending sedation immediately, Dr. Patrick and our team approach nervous or anxious children differently than many other dentists. He starts by taking extra time and using behavior based approaches he learned in his advanced training programs to help children naturally calm themselves. With this approach, many children are able to relax without the aid of sedation. Many dental practices look to sedation first and rely on medications as a way to help children overcome their fear of the dentist, but at Wash Park Pediatric Dentistry, we believe in guiding a child to help them find their inner confidence without pushing them beyond their limits. When sedation is necessary, our team is highly trained to apply the different techniques detailed below, which can help even the most frightened child enjoy a soothing appointment. Moreover, we always keep your little one’s safety at the forefront of our minds. To learn more about sedation options in our practice, be sure to give us a call.