Depends on the type
I agree with dr guzzik, but it basically comes down to distracting the child from what is being done until it is done.
. For local anesthesia, i agree with the above. For general anesthesia
- keeping the caregivers with the child as long as possible helps to ease the transition. Toddlers sense when mom or dad are scared- so staying calm is really important. The caregiver on our side helps a lot.