1. What is Pediatric Dentistry?
Pediatric dentists are the pediatricians of dentistry, having completed two additional years of specialty training following dental school. Pediatric dentists provide both preventive and therapeutic oral health care for infants and children – all the way through adolescence - including the medically and physically compromised.
2. My child has special needs, is on the autism spectrum or requires a sensory-friendly environment. Is this a problem?
3. When should my child visit the dentist?
4. They are just baby teeth. Why should we fix them?
Baby teeth are very important. They encourage normal growth and development and maintain the space in your child’s mouth until their adult teeth come in. If a baby tooth has a large cavity and becomes infected, it may cause permanent damage to the growing adult tooth underneath, and more importantly, can cause serious health complications.
5. What are Sealants?
Sealants are a tooth-colored material that is placed in the pits and grooves of the back teeth where most cavities are found. Sealants are meant to be a protective measure to help prevent cavities from forming.
6. What should I do if my child has an accident and there is damage to the mouth area?
7. My kids are teenagers now, do they need to switch dentists?
Just because your teenager isn’t a child anymore, doesn’t mean that he or she should stop seeing their pediatric dentist. Dentistry to meet the special needs of teens and adolescents is an important part of the specialized training for pediatric dentists. Growing doesn’t stop at childhood – teens experience important growth in their faces and jaws. Teens are also getting the last of their permanent teeth during this time period. At Derby City Pediatric Dentistry, we look forward to caring for your kids well into their teenage years! And when it’s time, we will help your teen graduate to a general dentist to care for their adult needs.