A pediatric dentist is a specialized dentist who treats children starting from infancy through their teenage years. They have the qualification and experience in treating teeth, gums, and mouth of children with completion of at least two years of residency training in pediatric dentistry. The elaborate training includes treating infants, children, teenagers, and kids with special needs.
The Basics of Pediatric Dentistry
Children begin developing milk teeth within the first six months of life. The milk teeth start falling out by the age of 6 or 7 years to be replaced by strong permanent teeth. Proper dental care is necessary for every child as they are vulnerable to tooth decay, and certain oral diseases can have a long-lasting effect. 'Dental caries,' an infectious disease that damages teeth, are prevalent among children.
The only way to prevent oral diseases, including dental caries, is to visit the pediatric dentist for regular check-ups and preventive care, including dental cleaning, fluoride treatments - and diagnosis of oral conditions. Besides oral health, pediatric dentists also conduct an early assessment for teeth straightening and correcting misaligned bites with the help of orthodontic treatments.
How We Conduct Pediatric Dentistry at Pacific Dental
At Pacific Dental, we offer comprehensive pediatric dental care beginning with infant oral exams to assess 'caries' risk' in mother and child. We conduct preventive care treatments, offer nutrition and diet recommendations, and provide counseling for habits such as thumb sucking and pacifier use. Our professionals are experts in the repair of tooth cavities, tooth defects, management of gum conditions like ulcers, mucoceles, short frenular, and gum disease such as pediatric periodontal disease. We also offer emergency services for knocked-out teeth, displaced teeth, and fractured teeth.
If you are on the hunt for a pediatric dentist for your little one, call us at (559) 492-2486 to schedule an appointment. Our dentists are kid-friendly and can sensitively treat even the most anxious kids. So, visit our clinic, and we will make sure your child does not fear dentist appointments again.