Does my child need to see a Pediatric dentist?
Children with extensive treatment needs or kids that are unable to cooperate due to a variety of reasons are usually referred to the Pedodontist. The Peds dentist specializes in dentistry for children and has “more tools in the box” that are often necessary to properly treat some children.
Extensive treatment needs include:
- multiple caries (cavities) on multiple teeth
- pediatric dentists can treat multiple teeth in one visit to prevent traumatic experiences for your child
- teeth with very large cavities extending into the inner structures of the tooth
- Peds dentists have specific "tools" and materials for child teeth in these cases
Some children also have a hard time sitting still or are not yet comfortable enough with the dental environment, where they would have an easier experience with a Pedodontist to meet their treatment needs.
If we feel that your child would benefit from seeing the Pedodontist, we will give you a list of referrals in the area and surrounding areas to see. However, if we feel that your child can easily undergo procedures in our office without added stress, we are more than happy to address their oral needs in house!