Pediatric dentists specialize in children’s oral health maintenance. They receive an additional 2 to 3 years of specialized training in pediatrics, special needs, child psychology, and development.
Infants should be seen for their first dentist appointment around age 1, followed by semi-annual visits until adolescence. Visits may include a physical exam of the mouth, teeth cleanings, cavity fillings, and X-rays.
Pediatric dentists are able to refer children to orthodontists as they grow and permanent teeth come in.
What procedures do pediatric dentists perform?
Pediatric dentists can perform the following procedures:
This is not an exhaustive list. Your pediatric dentist may be able to do other procedures that aren't listed here.
Get in touch with your local pediatric dentist to learn more about what procedures they can do for your child.
What conditions do pediatric dentists treat?
Pediatric dentists treat the following conditions:
What should I ask a pediatric dentist?
Top questions to ask a pediatric dentist during your appointment that you may have not thought of: