Pediatric dentists take an additional two to three years of special training after finishing their dentalrequirements. These doctors treat infants and children through adolescence. It is importantto seek outa pediatric dentist for your child by the age of one,orwhen their first teeth erupt. Visiting the dentist ata young age sets the stage for the future,and teaches your child how to practice good oral hygienehabits.
At our office, we welcomeall of our pediatric patients to visit our office beforehand and take a tour. Wewant all of our patients to feel comfortable and relaxed when they visit the dentist for the first time. Ourstaff is trained to work with children, and we always strive to provide exceptional care.
Our Office offers many pediatric services to keep your child’s teeth looking great. Visiting our office canhelp get in front of any issues, and allow us to track their development each time they visit.
Diagnosis and Exams
When your child visits ouroffice,we will complete a thorough exam of their teeth and mouth. We lookfor things like overbites, underbites, or teeth grinding. Correcting these issues early on is important.
Our team is trained tohelp teach our pediatric patientshow to take care of their teeth, and practicegood oral hygiene habits at home. We work with the parents and give them tips on what products touse,as well as diet recommendations to keep their teeth healthy.
Dental Treat ments
Preventative treatments are offered such as fluoride or sealants. We watch primary teeth closely,andmake sure they do not become misaligned. We offer pulp therapy if your child has had any injury or oraltrauma.
Other services done in our office include fillings and teeth extraction. Pediatric dentists can fix a chippedor broken tooth,and can treat teeth for sensitivity. As your child grows,we will watch their teeth to seeif any orthodontics are needed,and ensure their jaw is developing normally. If necessary, we can referyou to our preferred orthodontist.
What Can I Expect During My Child’s First Visit?
Visiting the dentist for the first time can be stressful,and we want your child’s first appointment to gowell. When youcontactour office for the firsttime,we always welcome our newpatients,and offer youto tour the office prior toyour first appointment. This helps the child feel comfortable when they returnthat day for their appointment.
During your child’sappointmentwe examine their teeth and take any x-rays needed. Our doctors willcheck for any developing cavities and recommend treatment if necessary. Our team provides a thoroughexam of their teeth and jaws to check their development and to make sure we do not seeany concerns.