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What is it like to be a pediatric dentist?

What is it like to be a pediatric dentist?

A pediatric dentist is the person who attends to childrens dental health problems. A pediatric specialist would have undergone formal training from an academy of pediatric dentistry and knows the special care that needs to be undertaken while attending to children and their medical issues.

Do pediatric dentists typically do surgery?

Pediatric dentists perform surgeries that include implants, tooth extractions, gum surgery, and tissue grafts. If your child has been recommended for oral surgery, and the surgery required is not a common surgery done by your pediatric dentist, they will refer you to an oral surgeon.

Do children need a pediatric dentist?

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry has long stated that children should see a dentist when they get their first tooth and no later than 1 year of age. In contrast, the American Academy of Pediatrics , used to say that unless your child has risk factors for having problems with his teeth,…

Is a pediatric dentist necessary?

A pediatric dentist is not necessary, but you need to make sure your dentist sees kids. We use a family dentist and she sees our whole family.

Is dental free for kids?

Dental clinic hours are by appointment only. The Oral Health Partnership provides free dental care to children in and around Brown County aged 0-19 who have Medicaid or BadgerCare Plus or who have no dental insurance but qualify for the free and reduced meal program.

Is a dentist a pediatrician?

A pediatric dentist, or a pedodontist, is a dental professional who specializes in the treatment of young patients. A pediatric dentist is a licensed DDS or DDM who has completed specialized residency training, as administered by the American Association of Pediatric Dentistry.

What do pediatric dentists do?

Pediatric dentists treat a range of common and complex oral health issues in their young patients. For instance, they fill cavities, remove teeth, fix broken teeth and treat sensitive teeth.