Pediatric Dentist

What is a Pediatric Dentist?

If you are looking for a dentist for your child, one of the biggest decisions you will have to make is whether to work with a regular family dentist or a pediatric dentist. We are great with kids, but a pediatric dentist is a dentist who specializes in only the dental care of children. Children's dental needs are slightly different than adults and the care of their teeth varies slighting since they are smaller and if they need a lot of work, sedation may be a great option. A pediatric dentist has additional training to help care for a child, including the ability to give sedation. They often also have things that help to make children more comfortable in their office, since they deal with children regularly. When it is time to book a dental appointment for your child, call us here at Dublin Smiles Dentistry and we can help you decide if a referral to a pediatric dentist is necessary.