If your child already has one or more cavities, we will develop a treatment plan tailored to you and your child’s needs. This may include fillings or crowns, laughing gas, or even general anesthesia (see below). When your child arrives for the treatment visit, we will begin by explaining the procedure in child-friendly terms (this is called the “Tell-Show-Do” approach). After your child is comfortable, we will begin the procedure. Parents are always welcomed to stay with their children during treatment as silent observers. This allows your child to focus on our instructions while still feeling safe. However, many children actually behave better without their parents in the room. We will discuss the best techniques with you to help your child have a great experience!