oops!!! Dd! I was posting last night at 1 am!!!
ds=dear son, dd=dear daughter....
Anyway, there's a thread in the sticky called "sedation/nitrous/oils/.... (something like that) Have you read that one?
Since you are concerned about her anxiety and the sedatives, I would think/ask about nitrous oxide instead of a sedative. Drugs are in your body once they are ingested. But nitrous is different. With nitrous, I know that for some, they give the nitrous and then the needle is barely noticed.
As for the partial mold experience. This is where dd REALLY regained her confidence in the dentist chair. There is no pain at all. She just needs to listen to his instruction. Dd was SO proud of herself for being so brave at this appointment. She was running later and said that she could run so fast cuz she was so brave at the dentist! In fact, she has been exceptional at every appointment since then! Brave, no tears, a little anxiety, but once in the chair, no problem. I do give her rescue remedy before hand...
I would say "no" to a sedative for the fitting! Allow her this experience fully conscious to know that she can have a non-traumatic appointment. Prep her before hand....talk to her, explain the procedure, you can absolutely say "this will not hurt" and it will be the truth!!!! You could also give her some rescue remedy at this appointment.
I forgot about the pic! I'll try it now!