Are you a Dental Phobic?
Take the test to find out.
Find A Dentist Near You Start Here

Expert answers

We know how daunting dental treatment can be. Our Dental Phobia certified experts are here to help ease your mind before treatment by answering your questions.

My 13 year old son is scared of having his tooth extracted

My 13 year old son needs to have a tooth extracted but he is petrified!! They have tried unsuccessfully using gas and tried to sedation using a needle with no luck – would oral sedation be an option? We are based in Herefordshire

Im sorry your son is having a hard time .
It sounds as if having needles is a problem for him , as well s the idea of an extraction .
You could try Oral sedation but I dont think that would be the answer as if he is afraid of needles then he would still not tolerate the needle ,
This kind of sedation doesnt work well with teens .
You should see if he could be referred to a local hospital or birmingham Dental Hospital ( if thats the nearest to have a General Anaesthetic . Your local Community Dental Service should be able to help with this

Answer provided by: Dr Jennifer Pinder Retired
Copyright 2024 Dental Phobia | GDC | Last updated: May 2024 Website design by The Fresh