Dentistry for Children
Teeth begin to emerge in infants around 6-10 months. According to the American Dental Association, a child’s first dental exam should be shortly after the eruption of the first baby teeth or prior to age 1.
We offer a broad range of pediatric dental services including:
- Infant oral health exams
- Pediatric dose digital X-rays and cleanings
- Fluoride treatments
- Child root canals
- Non-invasive cavity treatment
- Pediatric crowns
- Tongue-tied laser surgery
- Diagnosis and safe treatment of dental disorders
- At-home dental care education for parents and children
- Orthodontic evaluation
- Dental Trauma
What Should I Expect at My Child’s Visit?
At Riverbend Family Dentistry, we understand that children’s dental needs differ from adults. Child development and psychology are key components of pediatric dentistry. Our staff are well trained to work with children and our focus is on providing gentle and compassionate care starting from their very first visit.
We have designed a systematic experience to ensure children enjoy their visits. From the kid friendly arcade in our waiting room, the child and guardian will be given a quick tour of the office en route to a dental chair. Often times for very anxious patients or very young patients, a simple “chair ride” is recommended where we play with the kids and show them gloves, suction, chair movements, water spray, etc. just to get them comfortable.
In cases where treatment is needed, our dental team is great at explaining the problem and reducing anxiety. While working with the child, they often times feel absolutely no pain and leave smiling with a high five and a token to use at the toy machine on their way out.
Can I Go Back with My Child During Their Visit?
We leave this decision up to you, the parent, because after all you know your child best. Some parents choose to come back with their child for their visit, whereas others wait in the waiting room because they feel their child will do better without them back there. We support whatever decision you make.