Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder can affect the day-to-day lifestyle of children affected by it. Even straightforward tasks can seem cumbersome. We understand sitting in a dental office can be a tricky task and are prepared to help your child through it.
ADHD is marked by inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. Although there is no known cure for the disorder, the help of physicians, psychologists, family, teachers, and medication can mitigate it. To make your child’s time with us more enjoyable, we prefer making their appointments interactive. Using a tell-show-do approach, we begin by providing short, clear instructions to the patient, letting him or her know beforehand what we’re doing. Throughout the appointment, we can then let the child touch or play with certain tools, such as the suction, air-water syringe, and acid etch. Afterward, we’d be happy to offer your child a treat for their patience.
Sometimes, though, if appointments are a bit too much for your child top get through, breaks or the use of nitrous oxide might be needed. We will stay in touch with you if this is necessary.
It’s our goal to make every one of your child’s visits relaxing and engaging. To better ensure this, you might want to talk to your child beforehand about what the appointment is all about, and of course, let us know if they have any special needs so we can make their next visit their best visit.