Pediatric Care for Children

At Summerville Pediatric Dentistry, we are focused on the dental care of children from infancy through adolescence. We help guide children and parents to create positive dental habits from an early age in order to prevent future dental problems.

 

Why Choose a Pediatric Dentist?

A pediatric dentist is a dental specialist who is well-trained to treat infants, children an adolescents. A pediatric dentist must complete an advanced post-doctoral course, accredited by the American Dental Association, of at least two academic years in the specialty of pediatric dentistry to obtain the skills required to be considered a specialist in the field. This extensive training provides pediatric dentists the knowledge to treat children’s teeth, provide a positive dental experience and to educate children on the importance of maintaining good oral hygiene.

Early Dental Care

Caring for your child's dental health should begin as soon as teeth begin to grow in. Proper brushing from an early age removes plaque from the inner, outer and chewing surface, providing a healthy foundation for teeth from early on. 

Good oral hygiene removes bacteria, plaque, and leftover food particles that combine to create cavities and other dental complications. It is never too early to start caring for your child's teeth! 

Prevention

Dental health complications and scares can often be prevented by maintaining a healthy dental regimen from a young age. Brushing with water can begin as your baby grows their first tooth. From this early stage you can introduce other prevention tactics such as brushing with toothpaste, flossing, fluoride, and other options. 

Practicing proper oral care from an early age will help protect your child's teeth against cavities, bacteria, decay, and more. 

 

Teething

Normally the first tooth erupts between ages 6 to 12 months. Gums are sore, tender and...

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Infant's New Teeth

The primary, or “baby,” teeth play a crucial role in dental development...

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A Child’s First Dental Visit

A child’s first dental visit should be scheduled around his/her first birthday....

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Healthy Primary Teeth

Primary teeth are important for several reasons. Foremost, good teeth allow a child....

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Infant Tooth Eruption

A child’s teeth actually start forming before birth. As early as 4 months of age....

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Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

Tooth decay in infants can be minimized or totally prevented by not allowing sleeping....

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Sedation Services & Laughing Gas

Sedation dentistry refers to the use of sedation during dental treatment. Sedation is most commonly used during extensive procedures, for patients with dental phobia or for patients who find it difficult to sit still. There are different types of sedation, including nitrous oxide (“laughing gas”), IV sedation, oral sedatives and general anesthetic.

Sedation can range from the use of nitrous oxide to calm a patient to general anesthetics used to put patients to sleep.

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Schedule Your Appointment Today!

We are always available to talk with you and address your concerns. Please feel free to contact us during the following hours through our office phone number or e-mail address. After hours, you may contact us through our answering service.

Pediatric Dentistry
384 E. 5th North St.
Summerville, SC 29483

Orthodontics
405 W. 5th North St., Suite A
Summerville, SC 29483

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