Dr. Steven administers local anesthetics (sleepy juice) in a slow, gentle, and comfortable manner, thus eliminating most discomfort that could accompany dental treatment. The duration of numbness after treatment varies from patient to patient, but generally the numbness wears off after two to three hours. Parents must be careful to watch their child for chewing or biting of inner cheeks or lips that can cause them to be injured.
Children tyically don’t respond well when caring and well-meaning parents try to explain dental procedures in detail. Dr. Steven uses age-appropriate words and tells patients step-by-step what they will be doing in a way they can understand. This puts children at ease and gives them confidence to do things that are unfamiliar. Kids walk out of their appointments proud of what they did and with a big smile!