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Finding an experienced pediatric dental professional to manage your child’s dental care can be a challenge. Our pediatric dental specialists are equipped to handle everything from simple cavities to complex issues involving the development of your child’s teeth. At The Dental Center of Goshen, we also pride ourselves on creating a welcoming environment to put you and your child at ease.
What Is Children’s Dentistry?
Pediatric dentistry is focused on the dental needs of children from infancy to adolescence. Our pediatric dental specialists receive two to three years of training beyond standard dental school devoted to diagnosing and treating dental issues that can occur while the mouth is still developing. Our specialists also receive hospital training, which allows them to work with families and other healthcare providers to treat young patients with severe dental problems or special needs.
How Are Kids’ Dentists Different From General Dentists?
A pediatric dentist not only has the training necessary to address the unique dental needs of children and help your child feel confident and safe during their visit, but they can also provide you with expert advice on protecting your child’s teeth and gums at home. For example, we can provide tips on how to get your child to brush and floss or which products to use to prevent cavities.
What Is the Best Age for My Child to See a Toddler Dentist?
You need to be concerned about your child’s oral health from the moment they get their first tooth. We recommend scheduling your child for a pediatric dental visit no later than their first or second birthday. We realize that a dental visit can be a nerve-racking experience for both parent and child, so we will do our best to make the process as enjoyable as possible. You may even consider rewarding your child afterward with a fun activity or special treat after their visit.
What Do Your Children’s Dentists Do During an Initial Visit?
Your child’s initial visit will involve a comprehensive dental exam, thorough dental cleaning, and periodontal assessment. We will also take X-rays to determine if there are hidden tooth or gum issues that require treatment by a pediatric oral surgeon or another type of specialist. Based on what the dentist discovers during the exam, we will create a personalized treatment plan to address your child’s unique dental needs.
Do Your Pediatric Dentists Treat Special Needs Children?
We are able to accommodate children with all types of physical and developmental special needs using state-of-the-art equipment and techniques. Let us know about your child’s special needs when scheduling your appointment, and we will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan using sedation, behavior management strategies, and other techniques to ensure that your child receives the care that they need in a safe and supportive environment.
Is Children’s Pediatric Dentistry Expensive?
The cost of a pediatric dental visit can vary from patient to patient based on several factors, including:
- The nature and severity of your child’s dental issues
- The type of treatment required
- The amount of coverage provided by your insurance
If you don’t have dental insurance, we realize that cost can be a barrier to getting quality dental care. We strive to keep our services as affordable as possible. We also offer flexible financing options for qualified patients.
What Pediatric Dental Services Are Available Near Me?
We offer a full range of pediatric dental services, including:
Routine Checkups and Dental Cleaning for Kids
Regular exams and cleanings are essential for preventing tooth decay and gum disease and identifying dental issues before they require more extensive treatment.
Gum disease can affect the health and development of your child’s primary and adult teeth. Diet, poor oral hygiene, and even genetics can contribute to childhood periodontal disease.
Dental X-rays for Children
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends using X-rays during pediatric dental exams to screen for disease and decay. X-rays are also helpful in diagnosing structural abnormalities of the teeth, jaw, and mouth that may require orthodontic treatment.
Pediatric Emergency Dentistry
Children are prone to a variety of dental emergencies ranging from broken teeth to toothaches. Prompt treatment by one of our pediatric dental professionals can potentially save a damaged tooth and prevent complications requiring oral surgery or other invasive treatments.
Dental Sedation and Anesthesia for Children
Children who are extremely anxious or who have certain special needs may benefit from in-office sedation or treatment in a hospital using general anesthesia.
How Can I Schedule a Children’s Pediatric Dentistry Consultation?
You can learn more about our pediatric dental services by calling our office or going online to schedule an appointment. One of our helpful staff members will walk you through the new patient registration process. We look forward to seeing you and your child soon.