Helping Woodlands’ Smallest Smiles Relax
Here at Growing Great Grins, our philosophy of conservative dentistry extends to our approach to sedation. We will not sedate your child to make our job easier– we sedate your child only to prevent trauma and make sure each experience with us is pleasant.
Here’s how we decide what to do: At your child’s treatment-planning visit, Dr. Blackburn or Dr. Ragsdale will carefully evaluate your child; play, talk, and interact to build a rapport with them; and do some exercises to get a deeper sense of their personality and their ability to work with the team.
Then they will talk to you, the parent or guardian, to build our understanding of how your child responds to potentially stressful situations – like getting a haircut, going to the doctor, getting immunizations, and so forth.
After all of this information gathering, we’ll present the options we think will give your child the best chance to have a positive – and even fun – experience in the operatory, and let your family choose the options that make the most sense to you.