At Gentle Dental the use of pediatric dentistry is focused on the youngest of patients. Your baby, toddler, and elementary-aged child is eligible for this type of dental care. We use gentle pediatric treatments specifically made for this age of child. The point is to get them set off on the right foot with healthy dental visits and care. See more about how we use pediatric dentistry to help children with oral health and wellness.
What is Pediatric Dentistry
Pediatric dentistry refers to childcare for infants and children. Usually, pediatric dental treatments start when the child is at the right age to visit a dental office, which we will cover in a second. First, note that this kind of dental service involves gentle pediatric practices that are formulated for children and their sensitivities. Also, we have experience working with children and can provide them with the right treatments, such as fluoride care and cavity fillings.
Should I Call the Pediatric Dentist
If you are not sure whether to call the pediatric dentist, we have you covered. Just call us anyway and see if we have services available for your infant or child. Whether they are suffering from mouth irritation or you feel it is time for them to visit the dentist for the first time, we are ready to assist you. Start by scheduling an appointment and letting us know what is going on with the child’s oral health and dental care needs. This will ensure they receive proper health care for their teeth and gums.
When to Take Your Child to the Dentist
The earliest age that we recommend you bring your child to the dentist for pediatric dentistry is six months to six years. The range varies depending on several factors, which include:
- When the first tooth erupts
- Signs of infection in the gums
- Thrush indications on the tongue
- Injury involving teeth or the mouth
- Facial deformations or lesions
Typically, a child will visit the dentist once they have their first fully grown tooth. This is for a meet and greet with the dentist and a look at their oral health. The use of gentle dentistry for pediatrics also involves more delicate touches and instruments that are not so large. The lights are not as bright to accommodate the child. A parent or guardian will likely hold the infant or use a car seat to prop them in the dentist’s chair.
Choose Pediatric Dental Treatments
Contact Gentle Dental for an appointment for pediatric dental care today. Our dentists are ready to see your child and start them off right with oral hygiene practices early in life.