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As soon as your child gets his or her first tooth, it is time to start thinking about their oral health. Whether your child is a toddler visiting us for the first time or a teenager needing a pediatric oral surgeon or orthodontics, our pediatric dental specialists will provide the care that your child needs in a warm and comforting environment.
What Makes Children’s Pediatric Dentistry Unique?
Children’s pediatric dentistry encompasses standard dental care for children as well as the complex dental issues that can affect children whose mouths are still growing. Our specialists routinely work with pediatricians and general dentists to provide advanced care for complex dental needs both in our office and in hospital settings.
Why Should I Choose Your Children’s Dentists?
Our dentists receive two to three years of training beyond standard dental school, including hospital training. This enables them to diagnose and treat children with severe dental needs that are beyond the scope of a general dentist. Our dentists can also provide routine and advanced treatments to protect your child’s teeth from disease and decay, identify developmental abnormalities involving your child’s teeth and mouth, and offer expert advice on creating an effective at-home dental care routine for your child.
At What Age Should My Child See a Toddler Dentist?
All children should see a dentist by the age of 1 or 2. We know that you and your child will probably be nervous, so our staff will do everything possible to make the visit enjoyable. You can also use play and other techniques to help your child understand ahead of time what will be happening. Of course, a tooth-friendly treat or another type of reward can also help make the experience more enjoyable.
What Do Your Kids’ Dentists Do During an Initial Visit?
The typical pediatric dental visit will include a dental exam and cleaning, X-rays, and a periodontal assessment. If the dentist identifies any problems, we will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that fits your child’s needs and your budget. The dentist will also answer your questions regarding any dental issues, such as teething or thumb sucking, that your child may be experiencing.
Do Pediatric Dentists Treat Special Needs Children?
Our office is equipped to accommodate children with challenges ranging from developmental disabilities to chronic medical conditions. When scheduling your appointment, let us know about your child’s specific needs so that we can develop a care plan using sedation, behavior management techniques, or other strategies to help your child feel safe and relaxed.
What Is the Cost of a Pediatric Dental Visit in My Area?
The cost of your child’s dental visit is determined by the nature and severity of your child’s dental issue and the type of treatment required. Your final cost also depends on the percentage covered by your insurance. Call our office today to find out more about the insurance plans that we accept and our financing options for self-pay patients.
What Services Do Pediatric Dental Specialists Offer?
We are a full-service pediatric dental practice. Schedule a consultation with one of our experienced pediatric dental professionals if your child needs any of the following:
- Routine Exams and Dental Cleaning for Kids: Regular dental exams and cleanings are the best way to protect the health of your child’s teeth and gums and ensure that your child’s dental development is on track. Your dentist will also make recommendations regarding dental products and dietary changes that you can implement to improve your child’s oral health.
- Dental X-rays for Kids: The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry supports the use of X-rays during pediatric dental checkups. Pediatric dental X-rays are used to diagnose hidden tooth decay, periodontal disease, and dental abnormalities.
- Pediatric Periodontics: Gum disease is a common dental problem for children as well as adults. The most common causes are diet, inadequate dental care, and genetics. If your child’s gums are inflamed or bleed easily, our dentist can provide cleanings and other treatments to remove plaque and bacteria from along the gumline.
- Pediatric Emergency Dental Services: When your child experiences a dental emergency, such as a broken tooth or toothache, it is important to seek treatment as soon as possible. Our dentists can use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to potentially save a damaged tooth and prevent complications.
- Dental Anesthesia for Kids: Laughing gas and other types of mild sedation are highly effective at helping children remain relaxed and calm during dental procedures. Our dentists are trained in multiple types of dental anesthesia and can help you find the type that is most appropriate for your child’s needs and age.
How Does My Child Become a Patient at Your Practice?
Our helpful staff members are happy to walk you through the registration process. You can also schedule an appointment online.