The Answers to Questions About the First Dental Appointment for Kids

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Your child’s first dental appointment is inevitable. It’s necessary to help your child have the top-notch oral health and smile they deserve. If you’re like many, you have questions about the first dental appointment, which might make you feel a little nervous. Well, our dentists, Dr. John and Dr. Olson, are happy to help you. Our dental team wants you to feel relaxed and comfortable while your child is in the dental chair. To help you, our dentist would like to provide the answers to these commonly asked questions:

Q: What will happen at the appointment?

A: Our dental team will get to know your child and help them feel comfortable during the appointment. Then, we will take X-rays of your child’s teeth and jaw and will perform a gentle examination of the mouth. This will help us ensure that your child’s oral health is in tip-top shape. Then, we will give you the tips you need to further care for your child’s smile and will send you on your way!

Q: Can I be there next to my child?

A: Yes, you can be there next to your child during the appointment. This can help them feel more calm and comfortable in the dental chair. You can even hold their hand if needed.

Q: What if my child has a cavity?

A: Then our dentist will discuss the next steps with you. Typically, they will provide a treatment during a different appointment so your child isn’t overwhelmed during their first appointment. But the treatment will need to be soon. Your dentist will determine the best course of treatment possible and will gently provide the treatment all while keeping your child calm and comfortable at our office.

To learn more about children’s first dental appointments in Carson City, Nevada, please contact Carson City Pediatric Dentistry and Dayton Pediatric Dentistry today at 775-461-3800. When you reach out to our dental team, we will be more than happy to give you the answers, tips, details and information you need. We look forward to hearing from you!