Will my child need to get a shot?
While injections of numbing medicine are sometimes necessary, we prefer not to use the term shots because children find it frightening, and we ask that you don't call them shots either.
At the Children's Center for Dentistry, we use child-friendly terminology to make the process easier on children and reduce anxiety. For example, if we are performing a treatment that requires an injection to numb your child's gums, we may tell the child that we are going to give their gums "sleepy juice" that will cause their gums to feel tingly.
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