Monday, November 25, 2019

What Is A Pediatric Dentist?

Pediatric dentists, like Dr. Ryan at Sawgrass Pediatric Dentistry, are the pediatricians of dentistry. A dental specialist who focuses on treating infants to adolescents. Keep reading our blog as we explain the differences between pediatric dentists and family dentists.

An additional two to three years of specialized training is required for pediatric dentists versus a family dentist. This additional training provides them leveraged knowledge and aptitude for treating the unique needs of infants, children, and adolescents, including young patients who have special health care needs. 

It is not a requirement for a general dentist to complete the additional training to treat patients of any age. However, there are complex conditions that do require the pediatric dentist expertise making their treatment ability limited in comparison.

With their expert knowledge in childhood dental developmental stages,  a pediatric dentist will monitor the development and growth of your child's teeth and bite. Pediatric dentists are also trained to provide dental sealants and fluoride treatments to children as part of their comprehensive early detection and treatment of cavities. 

Dr. Ryan Smith adds, "One of our mottos at Sawgrass Pediatric Dentistry, is "we strive to offer quality dental care for the pediatric patient in a fun, friendly and positive atmosphere" we understand that children have unique dental needs and that going to the dentist can sometimes be seen as a stressful experience. We have staff and Pediatric dentists who are committed to providing the highest quality pediatric dentistry for infants, children, and adolescents as well as to those with special health care needs or disabilities.

 Dr. Ryan Smith shares, Sawgrass Pediatric Dentistry, was explicitly designed with children in mind. We wanted to create a memorable environment that would bring a feeling of excitement when they would come back to see us.  

There are significant benefits to the experience and service a pediatric dentist has to offer versus the convenience of bringing the whole family to the same dentist. 

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