Most children up to age 18 are better off seeing a pediatrician before they “graduate” to a general physician. The same is true when it comes to that age group’s dental care. It’s best to leave their dental care in the hands of a pedodontist.
The office of Ridgewood Valley Pediatric Dentistry is proficient at diagnosing and treating all pediatric dental issues, as well as providing the treatment needed to maintain excellent oral health. We take as much time as you need to address your every concern and clearly explain your child’s options in care.
Also called pediatric dentists, pedodontists are dentists who complete the required additional education and experience that will give them the expertise needed to specialize in children ages 6 months to 13 years. They execute almost every aspect of dentistry, including filling cavities, extracting teeth, performing preventive dentistry, implementing dental maintenance, and diagnosing and treating tooth and gum disease.
Pedodontists are also educated in child development. He (or she) is an expert at addressing children’s unique dental needs, which may be absent at practices that don’t specialize in youngsters. A pediatric dentist knows how unsettling it can be for a youngster to visit him, which is why he employs all many child-friendly measures it takes to make a child feel comfortable and confident. Many parents know how hard it can be to get their children to adopt a positive attitude towards dental visits. A pedodontist knows how to calm or even eliminate his patients’ trepidations.
A pediatric dentist wants each patient’s mom and dad to take an active role in their child’s dental care, from the treatments he offers their child to encouraging their child to maintain oral hygiene at home. He also teaches a child how to establish a lifetime of good oral health. Treatment by this specialist starts your child off with excellent oral health at an early age; it’s the gateway to living the rest of his or her life with a solid dental foundation.
Ridgewood Valley Pediatric Dentistry’s team is made up of friendly, highly trained specialists who are eager to help your child feel comfortable and relaxed while receiving the very best in dental care. For more information about Ridgewood Valley Pediatric Dentistry and how we can your child, please don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment.