Why a Pediatric Dentist?
Choosing a dentist can be a daunting task, especially if you have had issues with dental care in the past. When choosing a dentist for your child, you want to make the best decision, as it can have a lasting impact on how your child views dental care. There are many well-qualified general dentists available, so why choose a pediatric dentist for your child?
Owners of fine motor vehicles could take their autos to any good mechanic and most likely get satisfactory care. However, if they choose to service their vehicles with those who specialize in that particular type of car, they will receive the best results. A general dentist can provide adequate dental care for everyone in the family. However, a pediatric dentist has specialized training in treating children that goes above and beyond general dentistry.
Pediatric Dentistry vs General Dentistry
Both pediatric and general dentists attend four years of dental school. They receive education and training in the growth and development of teeth and how to diagnosis and treat general dental problems. This training is basic and meets the needs of the average dental patient. Some dentists choose to further their education in a specific area, such as pediatric dentistry.
The pediatric dentist pursues additional education and training in dentistry as it relates to children. They study all aspects of the growth and development of primary and permanent teeth in depth. They also study the oral conditions and diseases that are more prevalent among children.
Pediatric dentists are trained in addressing the fears and anxieties of children and the resulting behaviors. They learn how to exercise extreme patience, develop calming techniques and redirect kids who may want to act out. Pediatric dentists learn how to relate to children at every stage of childhood. Because of this additional education and training, the pediatric dentist is best suited to work with children.
The Pediatric Dental Team provides excellent dental care in a kid-friendly environment. Make sure your child has an enjoyable visit to the dentist, and schedule an appointment with us today.