If it is time for your child’s first dentist appointment, you may be wondering whether you should see a pediatric dentist or general dentist. The answer depends on the type of dental care your child needs and whether or not they require a dentist with specialized pediatric training.
A pediatric dentist is trained to care for dental problems that specifically apply to children, such as dental development problems. Typically, pediatric dentists have completed two extra years of training in dentistry for infants, children, teens, and children with special needs, in addition to four years of dental school.
A pediatric dentist provides the same services as a general or family dentist including exams, cleanings, filling cavities, or pulling teeth. Under some circumstances, you may want a pediatric dentist because of their special training. These circumstances include:
To determine whether or not your child should visit a general or pediatric dentist, visit a Kool Smiles location near your. After your child’s first appointment with a general dentist, we’ll let you know if your child needs to see a specialist.
Although not all of our dentists are pediatric dentists, you won’t have to worry about finding a dentist who is great with kids. At Kool Smiles, all of our dentists are dedicated to making children feel safe and comfortable during their appointment.
Ready to make an appointment? Find a Kool Smiles near you or call us today.
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