Pediatric Dentistry in Point Pleasant
Pediatric dentistry is dental care, specifically for our youngest patients. Helping your child value proper dental care at an early age promotes lifelong healthy dental habits. We desire to provide quality dental care for your child while helping them understand the importance of caring for their teeth and gums.
It is recommended that children have their first dental visit after their first tooth erupts. Beginning dental visits help to establish the best dental practices at an early age and encourage a positive relationship with your child's dentist. Our pediatric dentist understands the significance of a positive and comfortable experience during your child's dental visit. With this in mind, your dentist may show your child various instruments and explain their use for exams or cleanings. If your child is feeling anxious before a visit, we may recommend the following to help them prepare:
- Bring them with you to a routine dental visit to see what to expect.
- Tell them about a positive experience you had at the dentist.
- Let them bring a stuffed animal or another comfort object to keep them at ease during their procedure.
At your child's first dental visit, you can expect a simple exam and short cleaning to help your child feel comfortable with the process. During the visit, you can ask questions or voice concerns about your child's oral health.
Many kids' dentists offer more than just routine exams and cleanings for children. Common procedures include:
- Tooth-colored cavity fillings
- Tooth extractions
Contact our office to schedule an appointment to find out how our pediatric dentist can help your child with all their dental needs. Our staff looks forward to providing your family with a positive and relaxed dental experience for a lifetime of oral health.