Frequently Asked Pediatric Dental Questions - Katy, TX
The Answers That Parents Want to Know
When it comes to anything regarding their children, parents always have plenty of questions, and we completely understand—Dr. A is a proud father of two himself! Whatever you want to know about your child’s dental care, we’re more than happy to share, so you’re always encouraged to give us a call if there is something you want to ask. To make things even easier, we’ve gone ahead and answered some of our most common FAQs below.
When should my child visit a dentist for the first time?
Dr. A (as well as the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry) recommends that a child should visit a dentist for the first time as soon as their first tooth appears or no later than their first birthday.
What will happen during my child’s first dental visit?
The primary goal of your child’s very first visit is to help them feel comfortable in the dental office. Dr. A will perform a gentle exam to make sure your child’s mouth is developing correctly, and then he’ll offer tips on how to look after your new smile. We find that this helps future appointments go much more smoothly.
My child is complaining of a toothache. What should I do?
First, rinse and floss around the tooth to remove any food debris that might be stuck and causing the pain. If the discomfort continues, go ahead and give us a call. Your child might have a cavity or crack in their tooth, and getting them treated quickly will help us stop the problem and relieve the pain without delay.
My child is really scared of the dentist. Can you help?
Yes, we see anxious children every single day! Most of the time, our friendly team is able to calm any persistent nerves, but for children who need extra help, we can use sedation dentistry. These safe and gentle techniques will enable your child to relax both mentally and physically so they can easily remain comfortable during their appointment no matter what they need.
Can you help special needs children?
Yes! Our team is experienced in helping children with mental, physical, behavioral, and sensory special needs. Just give us a call, tell us about your child, and we’ll be happy to make any accommodations necessary to ensure a smooth and productive visit.
Are dental x-rays safe?
The digital X-rays we use in our dental office are extremely safe and only emit a small fraction of the radiation compared to traditional film X-rays. The amount is so trivial that people are actually exposed to more radiation during an hour-long flight, so you can rest easy that your child will always be safe under our care.