What can our award-winning pediatric dentists and orthodontists do for your child?
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Your pediatrician and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommend that your child be seen for their first dental visit by age one or six months after their first tooth erupts.
Depending on your child’s comfort level, the “Baby and Me” visit may include:
The Initial New Patient Examination
Once your child is comfortable, the doctor will:
With years of experience and wisdom as parents and San Diego pediatric dentists, we hold true to our mantra: prevention. A pediatric dentist always needs to be thinking and planning for the future. With adults, there is no orofacial growth and development to consider, but with children, every visit is unique in that it will set the stage for your child's future development.
At each stage of dental development, there are important hallmarks for prevention that we will thoroughly review with you to optimize your child’s oral health. These may include:
Is your child fearful of going to the dentist because of a past experience? We recognize that coming to the dentist may be challenging for many children and parents alike.
The first step in determining what level of sedation may be needed for your child is to listen to your concerns and any important information regarding difficult past dental visits. Our doctors will then discuss what level of sedation (if any) will be needed to put your child at ease. Important factors in this decision include:
After discussing your concerns and reviewing your child’s needs, our doctors will decide what form of sedation may be appropriate, including:
“As doctors, we are always on call and there for our patient whether it is a major trauma or a simple question. I think this gives parents tremendous peace of mind.” – Dr. Lam
The following scenarios may be considered emergencies:
Frequently Asked Questions
If your question isn’t here, feel free to ask us! We love parents who want to learn more about their children's optimal dental health.
Let's Help Them Succeed
We are a team of mothers, fathers, and doctors united by one goal — happier, healthier children. Are you ready to make a positive difference in your child’s development?
A Note About Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Nothing is more important to us than protecting the health and safety of our patients, team members, and community. That’s why we are suspending all non-emergency dental care at our practice. If you are experiencing a TRUE DENTAL EMERGENCY (such as severe pain, dental trauma, or swelling), please call 858-676-5000. We are available for Virtual Consultations as needed. Please be safe during this time and know that we are following all COVID-19 guidelines set forth by the state of California. We are grateful for your loyalty and we will get through this challenging time together.