On a personal level, Dr. Wiley has a family member that he is close to with special healthcare needs. His lifelong friendship and bond led to his passion for and special fondness for working with individuals with these types of conditions. Due to his personal experience, he knew from the beginning that he wanted to help this population in any way he could, and our patients and families love him for it!
There are many factors that are considered when suggesting sedation options such as medical history, age, treatment and behavior. Children who may benefit from sedation dentistry may have:
This is a blend of two gasses: oxygen & nitrous oxide. When inhaled, it is absorbed by the body and has a calming effect. Your child will remain conscious and alert throughout the procedure, yet they will experience a sense of well-being and relaxation and be less worried about the sights, sounds and sensations associated with dental treatment. Nitrous oxide is one of the safest treatment options in dentistry and is quickly eliminated from the body by normal breathing. Learn More
There is no one more familiar to YOUR child than YOU. We encourage you to accompany them during their entire visit so you can talk to them and encourage them in your own voice and words. It is also important for parents to see how their child handles routine dental care so that they better understand our recommendations if treatment is needed. We have found that family member’s presence can make a paramount difference in calming them and reducing their fears. If you, as a parent, experience dental anxiety, your child may also sense that feeling. In these cases, we ask that you notify a member of our staff so that we can prepare to help your child more effectively.
We do not believe in restraining your child, as this may cause even more anxiety! We have had much more success with sedation and believe that this is a more effective method in creating a more comfortable dental experience.
A traditional dental office environment can overwhelm even the bravest children (and even adults). Our office caters to your child and we have put significant effort into creating a comfortable, open office environment. From the bright colors and playful imagery, our goal is to put your child (and you) at ease. We know the dentist can be stressful, but it is our goal to make the experience an enjoyable one!