Every stage of the appointment will be explained to your child so there are no unexpected surprises, for example the dentist will explain that the chair needs to lie back and will show the child the mirror they will use to ‘count their teeth’.
If a child needs dental treatment, all options and fees for each treatment will be discussed with the attending parent or guardian. Most children can be easily and comfortably treated by our caring dentists in Ivory Dental Care in Malahide. If injections are necessary, we always use a numbing gel (topical anaesthetic) first so that children don’t feel the injection. In fact, we don’t like to use the word injection at all, referring to local anaesthetic as ‘sleepy liquid’ to put their tooth to sleep for a little while so that we can make it better. The careful use of specially chosen words when speaking to your child really makes a big difference in creating a relaxed environment.