A pediatric dentist, also called a pedodontist, is a dentist who has completed additional training that is focused on care for infants, children, adolescents, and special needs patients. A pedodontist will generally see patients prior to or at the time of eruption of the first tooth until the teenage years. In addition, many pediatric dentists will provide care to special needs youth and adults. Preventive care and providing a good early experience with dentistry are especially important to pediatric dentists.
When should children start to see the dentist? As soon as they have teeth! Regular visits are important to prevent problems and also to treat areas of concern before the problem becomes too complex, painful, or expensive. The earlier a problem is detected and treated, the more comfortable your child will be.
Our team shares the belief that knowledge is a powerful tool in oral health. Our pediatric doctors and team members take time to discuss your concerns and make recommendations to keep those young smiles healthy for years to come! The West 10th Dental Group family will equip you and your children with a team of dental experts and oral health guidance.