When​ ​Should​ ​My​ ​Child​ ​Go​ ​To​ ​The​ ​Dentist​

When​ ​Should​ ​My​ ​Child​ ​Go​ ​To​ ​The​ ​Dentist​

Posted by Ralph Reilly on May 24, 2018
Ralph Reilly

adorable-baby-child-356192As a parent you have so many things to think about for your child, when do they need their first eye appointment, what immunization is needed next, what needs to be done in preparation for their first day of school and when should you get your child to the dentist?

Dental visits range from the first visit to emergency visits and everything in between. Being a parent is such a wonderful blessing but at times can be full of worry or concern for your child. We are here to help you with all your dental needs.

We would like to help take the worry off of you and give you a list of some reasons to visit the dentist with your child. Here are a few to get you started:

First Visit ~ According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry the age of a child’s first dental visit is the age of 1 or within the first 6 months after the baby’s first tooth pushes through the gums.

Maintenance ~ Taking your child to the dentist for regular cleanings and maintenance every 6 months will help any potential problems be made aware at the first signs. This can prevent many complications, save your child additional pain and future complications.

Toothache ~ If your child has a persistent toothache and you have cleaned the area and flossed between the teeth and Tylenol has not resolved the pain, give your dental office a call and see if they would like to schedule your child to come in for a dental visit soon.

Dental infections ~ Because children do not have mature immune systems they are more susceptible to dental infections. Symptoms can be throbbing or shooting pain, darkening tooth, swollen gums, bad breath or pain when chewing. Give their dentist a call and get in before it spreads to surrounding teeth.

Knocked out tooth ~ If your child knocks out a permanent tooth be sure to keep it in milk or moist in a container and get to your dentist right away. If there are more serious injuries be sure to call 911 if necessary.

Chipped tooth ~ If your child incurs an injury that causes their tooth to chip, be sure to rinse out their mouth with warm water and call their dentist to get in right away.

We love to see your kiddos on their normal routine visits and we wish there was never a need for emergency visits but we are here to help on all their unfortunate emergency visits as well.

Our staff is trained on how to best ease your child's pain and anxiety making their visits as comfortable as possible. If your child has a dental emergency be sure to call our office right away to prevent further complications and as always we look forward to seeing them at their normal routine visits!

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