Dentistry for Children
Dentistry for Children in Johns Island SC
At Cypress Family Dental we are eager to care for your child’s smile! Even though your child will get a new set of permanent teeth, it is important to take care of their baby teeth. We recommend that your child visit us around their first birthday for an initial exam. This is an ideal time to have the dentist examine their mouth and to begin getting them accustomed to seeing the dentist. Starting them on a positive path for dental health will set them up for a lifetime of good dental habits and oral health.
The Importance of Childhood Dental Visits
Children are prone to many of the same dental problems as adults but can be somewhat more challenging as patients. In fact, many dentists choose to not work with kids at all! Here at Cypress Family Dental, we love kids and are trained to provide a high level of care to your little ones. We start with a checkup to make sure there are no problems. We also provide helpful instructions for good brushing and flossing habits, and we take the time to answer any questions you have. We are invested in healthy mouths for all members of your family, regardless of age.
Starting early with regular dental visits is important because it allows us an opportunity to catch issues that may otherwise go unnoticed. For example, a deep cavity doesn’t always cause pain and it can lead to a dangerous infection that can spread outside of the tooth. Dental infections on baby teeth can adversely affect incoming permanent teeth. With a thorough exam and necessary x-rays, we can examine all aspects of the teeth and address any issues in a timely manner. We will always make sure to explain in detail what we find, inform you of the recommended treatment option for your child, and help get your services scheduled at a time that is convenient for you.
Another benefit of early dental intervention is to make sure there are no developing orthodontic problems. When these issues are detected early, they are generally easier to treat. Our office works closely with several trusted area orthodontists, so we can make recommendations if your child needs orthodontic care.
Treatment Options for Your Child’s Comfort
Here at Cypress Family Dental, we don’t believe in traumatic dental experiences for little kids! We want your child to enjoy coming to the dentist as much as possible. If your child needs dental treatment, we have options to make sure that the care is delivered in a comfortable manner. We offer nitrous sedation and oral sedation. If needed, we can also bring in an anesthesiologist, which is a specially trained healthcare provider that can deliver deep sedation or even general anesthesia in the office. Rest assured, we take our commitment to delivering safe and high-quality care to children seriously.
We Look Forward to Seeing You and Your Child Soon!
Make your dental appointments a family affair. Schedule your kids along with your own appointments to save yourself a drive! We welcome the opportunity to take care of your whole family. From young to old, Cypress Family Dental has you covered.