Your child must be a minimum of 2 years old or 25 lbs in order for Dr. Niki to see them in a dental office for anesthesia. Young children have not built the cognitive skills to be calmly talked through a dental procedure. Our hopes are that your child's atraumatic experience (using anesthesia) will make them comfortable enough to come back in the future for simple exams and tooth cleanings. Going forward, we expect there will be no fear or trauma from sitting in a dental chair. If in the future they face any apprehensions during a dental appointment, we believe we could logically talk them through it as they are old enough to understand.