Our goal is that every child has a positive experience at our office. For some work, local anesthesia is needed to make the child comfortable. We refrain from using words like, “shot” or “needle” and instead refer to “sleepy juice.” We are well trained in behavioral guidance to communicate effectively to our patients to make them as comfortable as possible. We also use nitrous oxide or “laughing gas” to assist in reducing anxiety.
Your child’s comfort and health will always come first, so if there is a step that we can take to help create the most pain-free experience possible, rest assured it’s one we’re willing to take.