Pediatric Dentistry

When your child needs dental treatment it is recommended you look for a licensed pediatric dentist.  A pediatric dentist has received additional training to provide the best care for children and adolescents.
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What Is A Pediatric Dentist?

A pediatric dentist is a dentist that has received additional specialized training necessary to provide the best care to your children. When you’re looking for a qualified pediatric dentist for your child, you want to be confident you’ve selected an individual who has the right skills and knowledge to take care of your child’s oral health competently and compassionately. A shortcut to ensuring your chosen dentist has the training to provide high-quality juvenile dental care is to ask if they are a certified pediatric dentist.

What is a Board-certified Pediatric Dentist?

A board-certified pediatric dentist is a dentist who has completed additional training and professional development in the field of pediatric dentistry. The dentist must complete the training to become a board-certified pediatric dentist and then pass an examination to obtain this certification. The American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (ABPD), the professional body for pediatric dentists across the country, issues the certification for pediatric dentists.

What Are the Advantages of Visiting a Pediatric Dentist?

  • Pediatric dentists have specific training in the issues that are most likely to affect young mouths. Problems with first teeth, underlying genetic dental issues, and the detection of juvenile health problems that may cause dental issues are all covered in-depth as part of the pediatric dentistry training for board certification.
  • Behavioral development and psychology are also part of the certified pediatric dentist training. This enables a pediatric dentist to have a good understanding of what children understand. With this knowledge, they can pitch their communication at the right level for the child’s age.
  • Pediatric dentists learn specific techniques to make the dental experience as relaxing (and even fun) as possible. From back-to-school exams to fillings, check-ups, and oral hygiene appointments, pediatric dentist’s training helps them reduce anxiety and minimize discomfort in their young patients.
  • From thumb sucking to tooth grinding, children are particularly prone to picking up bad oral habits. A pediatric dentist will provide helpful solutions.
  • Pediatric dentists have received training in sedation for children. This ensures the highest levels of safety for your child during the procedure.
  • As part of the certification process, dentists receive training on working with children who have special or additional needs.

If you are looking for a pediatric dentist for your child, contact our office today to schedule your child’s appointment.

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Address:

8631 Arbor Creek Drive, Suite D3
Charlotte, NC 28269

Phone:

(704) 875-9075

Email:

info@eastfieldkidsdentistry.com

Hours

Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

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