A Pediatric Dentist specializes in providing quality dental care to children ranging in age from infants to teens. For a dentist to be designated in this area of specialty, they must achieve an additional 2 or 3 years of training beyond dental school. This training ensures the Pediatric Dentist is equipped to handle oral health and behavioral issues in children during the various stages of their growth and development.
As a parent, you may wonder if primary teeth are a big deal. After all, if one gets knocked out, won't a permanent tooth take it's place? While the answer to the question is 'Yes,' primary teeth play an important role in the development of permanent teeth. Therefore, care of teeth from infancy through adolescence is important in order to prevent dental issues as your child grows.