The first visit to the dentist for a child should be an enjoyable one. Especially because dental anxiety is not a natural fear, but one born from experience. Although children often fear the unfamiliar, our Phoenix family dentist at Dental on Central will provide a comfortable, welcoming, and safe atmosphere. Call (602) 266-1776 and speak with our office staff and pediatric dentistry team today regarding scheduling an appointment for your little one.
Similar to a general dentist, a family dentist does not specialize in one specific field of dentistry but provides a range of services to people of all ages. While some family dentists do have some special skills, they typically focus on providing treatments such as removing plaque buildup, filling cavities, eliminating tooth decay, and ensuring that gums are healthy. For severe dental problems, a family dentist will often refer the patient to a specialist.
Procedures and treatment we commonly offer to our patients, in addition to regular check-ups, include:
A family dentist may be the right choice if you:
Our team at Dental on Central is comprised of dentists who practice multiple specialties. In addition to family dentists, we offer pediatric care. Pediatric dentists are primary and specialty oral care providers for infants and children ranging in age from birth to college, including those with special health needs. Following dental school, pediatric dentists are required to take two to three years of specialty training that caters to children who are in need of gentler care. Oftentimes, children with special needs are seen well past the age of 18, because their pediatrician knows their dental history and the special accommodations they require.
As every child is different, pediatric dentists offer a wide range of approaches to assist children with completing necessary dental treatment. Pediatric dentists can also look at a child’s health history, special health care needs, dental needs, type of treatment required, the consequences of no treatment, emotional and intellectual development, and parental preferences in order to make recommendations on behavior guidance methods.
Our staff is trained to appropriately care for all pediatric patients that come through our office. A pediatric dentist is especially recommended if your child:
For more information regarding our family dentist, our dentist for children, the services we have to offer or to book an appointment, call (602) 266-1776 or contact us online.