It is recommended by the Canadian Dental Association that a child is brought for oral assessment to their family dentist within 6 months of the first tooth erupting or 1 year of age. Early childhood dental disease remains a significant problem, as evidenced by numbers of children treated in hospitals for severe decay. Early childhood dental disease also has the potential to adversely affect the general health of young children.
We have access to milder forms of sedation in Nitrous Oxide if deemed appropriate. We also work on a referral basis with providers in specialist and hospital settings to deliver deeper sedation as required. However, such sedation and need is not to be taken lightly. While we are grateful to have access to such provisions, together we can work to reduce the need.
Children are our most non-compliant patient population at home or otherwise. As such we and they need your help for betterment of health.