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We Offer Pediatric Dentistry in Plymouth for Children of All Ages
The dental care that we receive as children has a huge impact on our oral health and dental care habits as adults. If you are looking for quality children’s pediatric dentistry, there is no better time than today to call The Dental Center of Plymouth. Our knowledgeable and caring pediatric dentists will ensure that your child gets the dental care that they need in a warm and supportive atmosphere that will put you and your child at ease. Call today for more information.
How Is Pediatric Dentistry Different From Adult Dentistry?
Children’s pediatric dentistry is focused on diagnosing and treating dental issues in children from infancy through the teen years. The fact that children’s teeth, mouths, and jaws are still developing means that they can experience dental issues beyond those typically seen in adults. If your child has severe dental issues, our pediatric dental specialists and pediatric oral surgeons will work with your pediatrician and general dentist to ensure that your child gets the specialized care that he or she needs.
Why Should I Take My Child to a Kids’ Dentist Instead of a General Dentist?
Our children’s dentists must complete two to three years of training beyond dental school, including hospital training. Our pediatric dental specialists are not only qualified to provide the routine dental care necessary to protect your child’s teeth from disease and decay, but they can also provide you with expert advice on how to care for your child’s teeth at home and cope with teething and other common childhood dental issues. Our kids’ dentists and staff also have extensive experience in making young patients and their parents feel as comfortable as possible.
When Should I Schedule My Child’s First Dental Visit?
You should begin an oral care regimen with your child as soon as they get their first teeth. We recommend making an appointment with a toddler dentist by the time your child is 1 or 2. Regular dental visits are the best way to identify dental disease and decay before they become major problems requiring expensive and invasive treatments.
How Can I Prepare My Child for Their First Dental Visit?
It is natural for children to be frightened during a visit to a dentist; however, there are steps that you can take to prepare your child ahead of time. For example, you can use a pretend dentist’s kit to play dentist with your child or take your child for a fun treat or experience after their visit. Of course, our dentists and staff have extensive experience in working with children of all ages and needs, so we will do everything possible to make the visit enjoyable. The typical visit will include a comprehensive exam of the teeth and gums, a dental cleaning, and dental X-rays.
Do Your Dentists Provide Services for Special Needs Children?
Developmental disabilities, chronic medical conditions, and other special needs can make finding appropriate dental care for your child even more challenging. From state-of-the-art equipment to training in sedation and behavioral management techniques, we are able to accommodate children with all types of special needs.
How Do You Determine the Cost of a Pediatric Dental Visit?
We will provide you with an estimate of the cost of your visit once the dentist has assessed your child’s needs and determined the most appropriate treatment. In general, the cost of a visit is based on the nature of the dental issue, the treatment required, and the percentage covered by your insurance. We also offer flexible financing options to make any out-of-pocket expenses more manageable.
Are You a Full-Service Pediatric Dental Practice?
We offer pediatric dental services ranging from routine cleanings to orthodontics and pediatric periodontics.
Pediatric Dental Exams
In addition to checking for disease or decay, our dentist will check for abnormalities that can affect the development of your child’s teeth and mouth.
Dental Cleaning for Kids
We recommend that children have a thorough dental cleaning by the age of 3 to remove plaque and bacteria that can cause tooth decay and gum disease.
Pediatric Dental X-rays
Pediatric dental X-rays are used to identify hidden decay or disease and dental abnormalities as well as track the effectiveness of orthodontic treatment.
Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is not just a problem for adults. Genetics, diet, and lack of oral hygiene can lead to childhood gum disease.
Injuries or infections involving the teeth must be treated promptly to alleviate pain and prevent permanent damage to the teeth.
Pediatric Dental Anesthesia
From mild sedation to general anesthesia in a hospital setting, our dentists will help you find the anesthesia option that is most appropriate for your child’s needs.
How Can I Learn More About Your Pediatric Dental Services?
To find out more about our services, call our office or request an appointment online.