Kids start getting their baby teeth in their first six months of life. By the time they reach six or seven years old, they begin losing their first set of teeth. Then their secondary, permanent teeth eventually replace them. Children face potential oral disease and decay without proper dental care from a pediatric dentist. This can lead to a lifetime of complications and pain.
What Is a Pediatric Dentist?
A pediatric dentist specializes in children’s dental and emotional needs. They receive training that allows them to attend to your child’s specific needs. Dr. Paul Redpath at Dillion Ridge Family Dental focuses on your child and:
- Relates to them.
- Teaches them about good dental health habits and how to foster them.
- Promotes positive and healthy attitudes towards future appointments.
Types of Pediatric Dental Services
There are numerous types of pediatric dental services, such as:
- Modern digital X-rays
- New patient exams
- Fluoride treatments
- Routine cleanings
- Sedation dentistry
- Tooth-colored composite fillings
- Hospital dentistry with general anesthesia
- Extractions if required
- Baby white and silver crowns (caps)
- Dental treatments for children with special needs
- And much more
Why a Pediatric Dentist?
Kids aren’t just small adults. They’re not always going to be cooperative and patient during their appointment. Our Dillon, CO pediatric dentist knows how to examine children and treat them in ways that will make them comfortable. Additionally, we use specially designed tools and equipment in our office that are decorated and arranged with kids in mind.
A pediatric dentist has two to three years of specific training that goes beyond dental school, which allows them to exclusively focus on the oral health of children from infancy through their teen years. This is nearly 2,000 hours of specialized and individualized training that includes:
- Child development and growth
- Pediatrics medicine
- General and oral anesthesia
- Child psychology
- Pediatric pharmacology
Dr. Redpath is also specially trained for managing and treating pediatric dental emergencies. If you take your child to Dr. Redpath here at Dillon Ridge Family Dental, and they’re a patient of record, they have the added advantage of immediate appointment or after-hours care if there is an emergency.
Contact Dillon Ridge Family Dental to Set Up an Appointment With Dr. Paul Redpath
At our practice, we pride ourselves on providing a comfortable and fun dental experience for kids. We focus on education and preventative dentistry to ensure your child is healthy and happy. We provide comprehensive pediatric dentistry in a professional and friendly environment using start-of-the-art technology.
We’re committed to your child’s long-term oral health. We practice this by fostering an environment that will encourage good oral health hygiene and teeth care and through active patient participation.
We understand children may be scared or inpatient during their visit, so we work hard to ensure your child feels safe and entertained as best as possible.
If you’re looking for a dentist in Dillon, CO, Dr. Redpath, and his team would love to welcome you and your family! Contact our office today online or call us at (970) 262‐2002 to set up your appointment.