As with any minor medical/surgical procedures, it is necessary for Dr. Mason and the BeanTeam to focus 100% on your child. In return, it is necessary for your child to focus 100% on our instructions for the procedure. Additionally, dental anxiety is quite common in today’s society. While we do everything in our power to keep your child happy and comfortable, if a family member has any dental anxiety (however mild) we have found it can have a significant effect on behavior in children especially if an anxious family member is present.
It has been our experience that when a family member is present it becomes more challenging to complete dental treatment as planned. Thus, we require family members to wait in the waiting room during all treatment procedures such as fillings, crowns, and extractions. Dr. Mason and the bean tree team will never restrain your child in any way for non-emergent restorative procedures.
If cooperation doesn’t allow treatment to be completed safely and according to the AAPD standards of care then we will let you know immediately and can discuss other options such as IV sedation.
We understand that not being present for restorative procedures is difficult for some parents to accept. If you feel that seeking treatment at another office that may have different policies in place please let us know and we will help with the transition in any way possible.