No one of any age gets shots in their mouth for fun, and fear of needles (trypanophobia) is a documented condition. Children may fear shots because they seem so unfamiliar, with a fear of potential pain. Does your child have to have a shot to get dental work? It will depend on the procedure being done, and what Dr. Thomas Brickey of Natural Smiles Dentistry advises.
Pain relief methods that do not require a shot include:
Some other ways to calm a child who fears shots:
If you have any questions or concerns, we’re happy to help! Get in touch with Natural Smiles Dentistry today.
The content of this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.