How does pediatric dentistry differ from general dentistry?

Choosing the right dentist for your child is a hard decision. As a parent, you want your children to feel comfortable and safe at any doctor’s office. So, how do you choose the right one? There are some differences between general dentistry and pediatric dentistry that can change your child’s visit to the dentist. 

General and adult dentistry typically focus on the problem areas of permanent teeth. Other areas of focus for general dentistry prevention and treatment in problems of the adult teeth. Pediatric dentistry, on the other hand, specializes in the treatment of a child’s developing teeth and jaw, child behavior, physical growth and development, and children with special needs. Pediatric dentists are often better trained to deal with the anxiety a child has when coming for a check-up. 

At Kilby Family Dentistry, there is an option for both pediatric treatments and general treatment. We will work our hardest to ensure your child is as comfortable as can be during their visit with us. 


Source: Pediatric Dentist or General Dentist: What’s Right for Your Child?