Pediatric dental care is often a concern for parents. Most parents want to know at what age they should start bringing their kids in for dental care and for parents with older kids, they wonder when should they switch from a pediatric dentist to an adult dentist. Like most things in life the answer is "it depends". The doctors who treat pediatric patients at PearlFection Dentistry in Frederick Maryland and Urbana Maryland usually recommend starting kids off kind of early for their first dental experience, usually between ages of 1 and 3. This gets them used to the sounds and sites of a dental practice and we usually try to make it a positive experience. That way, they have a positive impression of the dentist early in life and it transfers through to adulthood. If kids are a bit anxious our child friendly dentists can use some sort of sedation, often nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to put the kids at ease, but we always prefer to not use drugs if we don't need to.
Our doctors in Frederick Maryland and Urbana Maryland will perform everything from child teeth cleanings to root canals and crown and teeth extractions to orthodontics on kids.
The other advantage of coming to a dental practice that sees both kids and adults is there is no reason to make a choice when to move from a pediatric dentist to an adult dentist. Kids can stay at a pediatric dentist up to and even beyond age 18, but most parents and kids opt to see an adult dentist soon after their adult teeth are in, but again it's a personal choice. If your kids like the pediatic dentist, there is no huge reason to force them to see an adult dentist too soon. But again, at practices like PearlFection Dentistry you don't have to choose because we see kids and adults in both our Frederick and Urbana locations. We see both adults and children for orthodontic braces and Invisalign with one of the best and most experienced orthodontists in the States of Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia, Dr Stephen Tigani.
So if you need pediatric dental care for your young children or your teens, or need to talk about orthodontic, endodontic, or oral surgery, including wisdom teeth extractions, or need emergency dental care for kids, call a dentist with the expertise and reputation your kids deserve. Call PearlFection Dentistry in Frederick Maryland or Urbana Maryland, the most reviewed dentist in the State of Maryland.