The Importance of Pediatric Dentistry

The Importance of Pediatric Dentistry

Posted by Stonewall Dental Associates on Jun 16 2021, 04:32 AM

Children begin to get their baby teeth in the first six months of their life. After that, from the age of six to seven years, they start losing their first set of teeth and begin to grow a complete set of permanent teeth. 

To avoid dental problems down the line, it is vital to properly care for children’s teeth from the time they first appear. 

At Stonewall Dental Associates, we provide excellent pediatric dentistry services for our patients. Read on to learn what pediatric dentistry is, what treatments are available, and their benefits. 

What Is a Pediatric Dentist?

A pediatric dentist specializes in the oral health of infants, children, and adolescents up to the age of 18 years. 

They are well-versed and experienced in taking care of a child's teeth, gums, and mouth and can treat conditions that occur in any of the stages of childhood.

Types of Pediatric Dentistry Treatments We Offer 

Here is a shortlist of the pediatric dental care services we offer at Stonewall Dental Associates for children, infants, and adolescents:

  • Dental exams for infants that include risk assessment for both mother and child.
  • Counseling for issues like thumb sucking, pacifier use, etc.
  • Preventive dental treatments include fluoride treatments and teeth cleanings, as well as nutrition and diet recommendations.
  • Treatment of cavities and other oral problems.
  • Assessment of orthodontic issues and treatments for teeth straightening.
  • Treatment of dental injuries like fractures, displacement, or knocked-out teeth.
  • Diagnosing oral conditions related to diseases like diabetes, heart defect, asthma, etc.
  • Managing gum-related problems like ulcers and gum disease.

Benefits of Pediatric Dentistry

Sometimes children are not patient and don’t want to cooperate with the dentist during their oral assessment. 

Pediatric dentists know how to treat children and make them feel more comfortable during their visits. In addition, pediatric dentists also use equipment designed specifically for children and specialize in various treatment options for your child's dental issues.

The job of a pediatric dentist extends to educating parents on the best ways to treat their children's teeth, gums, and mouth and develop the best preventive oral health measures.

At Stonewall Dental Associates in Manassas, Virginia, our dentists provide expert pediatric dental care and can help make dental appointments a positive experience for your little ones. To schedule an appointment, call (703) 368-1000, book online, or visit us at 8719 Stonewall Rd, Manassas, VA 20110.

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