Pediatric Dentistry is part of the Glen Dental Family Dentistry practice and has the training to provide basic care to your children. If a specialist is required, Dr. Gilmor will give you a referral.
There are quite a few advantages when it comes having a pediatric dentist, having a family dentist means that you can schedule all of your dental appointments without having to run all over town.
Glen Dental Family Dentistry in Glenview can treat everyone in your family including your toddler and your mother. Having a positive experience with the same dentist from childhood to adulthood can help give your entire family a sense of confidence when it comes to dental checkups.
People all over the world have bad memories when it comes to dental appointments. Those memories may have occurred or they may have been learned.
Kids who grow up with parents and even grandparents who shiver and tell horror stories about the dentist are bound to have some scars when it comes to sitting in the dentist’s chair. With a family dentist, everyone can have a fun visit where dental appointments become almost like a family outing.
Sometimes kids are just naturally fearful, or as mentioned above, may have learned it from you. If that is the case in your family, Dr. Gilmor from Glen Dental Family Dentistry has some tips to help your whole family overcome your fear of the dentist.
Overcoming your Fears
Talk to Dr. Gilmor about your anxiety and ask that your kids be included. If your children see that you are facing your fears, they will be more likely to look forward to dental checkups.
Wearing headphones during your dental appointment will block out the sounds, including the drill. Talk to Glen Dental before your checkup and ask about headphones.
Ask for a local anesthesia or numbing gel to help minimize pain. If you have a low pain threshold ask Dr. Gilmor about something stronger.
Anti-Anxiety medication is often used to help reduce dental phobia and anxiety during the appointment. Glen Dental can help if you or your kids are anxious before a dental appointment.
Watch TV and you will quickly forget you are having a dental procedure. Watch your favorite show or check out your x-rays on the monitor so that you understand what is going to happen during your procedure.
Family dentistry and pediatric dentistry are both focused on preventive dentistry with pediatric dentists being specially trained in some areas.
If you would like to schedule an appointment for your family with Glen Dental in Glenview, call or click now.