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Pediatric Dentistry in Los Angeles
Why a Pediatric Dentist for Your Child?
There are numerous general dentists in the Los Angeles area, and the vast majority of them do excellent work on their patients. But when it comes to children, they require a little extra tender loving care (TLC) from a pediatric dentist when it comes to their dental health.
A pediatric dentist must undergo specialized training and education that makes them more competent to work with children than a dental professional in general practice. For example, a child’s first visit to the dentist’s office can be a traumatic experience if not handled right, and there are many other special needs that a child requires that a pediatric dentist can provide.
A few of the areas of special training offered by a pediatric dentist are:
2-3 extra years of training above and beyond dental school
Childhood development and psychology
Knowledge of the unique physiology of a child’s jaw and teeth
A deep understanding of the unique needs of infants and children with disabilities
Your child deserves the best dental care possible, and a pediatric dentist is the best dental option for your child. Below are some essential facts about pediatric dentists’ service and some care options available.
Services that Pediatric Dentists Offer in Los Angeles
There are many services that a pediatric dentist can offer you and your children that a family dentist is not equipped to provide or can’t offer for lack of specialized training. Following are some of the services and procedures your pediatric dentist can perform.
Baby Teeth Fillings: Children can get cavities in their primary teeth, and it is crucial to treat them, so bacteria don’t spread to healthy teeth and cause additional difficulties.
Baby Teeth Extractions: Sometimes, a child needs to have a tooth extracted due to severe cavities or injury, and your pediatric dentist is equipped to perform the procedure safely and comfortably.
Managing Dental Pain: Children cannot be treated the same as adults when experiencing dental pain. Children’s dentists are specially trained to administer medications suitable for children and apply other pain reduction methods.
Wisdom Teeth Removal: The removal of wisdom teeth is widespread in the late teen years, and your pediatric dentist is well trained to handle the extraction.
Why the Doctors at TLC for Smiles are the Best Choice for Pediatric Dentistry in Los Angeles
With 35 years of combined experience in dentistry, our doctors and staff know how important it is to create a positive first experience for your child as you arrive for your first visit to TLC for Smiles. You will find that your child’s pediatric dentist will approach them in a gentle, relaxed, and fun manner to ensure that they feel secure and safe during their treatment.
Our talented team of pediatric dentists at TLC for Smiles are highly educated and trained and have hundreds of hours behind them in working with children of all ages. Their professionalism and experience put them at the forefront of dentists in the Los Angeles area.
Our pediatric dentists take a holistic approach during examinations: they look at the whole person considering nutrition, sleep, and breathing before making a diagnosis.
Our doctors understand that scheduling an appointment between work and family obligations may be difficult. So, to better serve you, they are available six days a week, including Saturdays and evening appointments.
TLC Smiles Pediatric Dental Care and Your Budget
We realize that your dental insurance may not cover 100% of your dental treatment, and we are here to help you in any way we can. We offer an affordable dental coverage plan to assist your out-of-pocket costs for your child’s dental care needs. We make excellence in dentistry affordable for every family.
Our insurance team will work diligently to maximize your insurance benefits, and to those who qualify, we offer 0% financing and extended finance plans to fit most budgets.
A “Dental Home” for Your Family’s Pediatric Dentistry Needs
TLC for Smiles has been serving the Los Angeles area since 2008, and we have made it a top priority to create a “dental home” for all types of families. A dental home is a friendly, safe, relaxed, and comfortable environment where families can come and meet with skilled and caring pediatric dentists who will ensure the best quality of care for their children.
We invite you to make TLC for Smiles your dental home and join other patients who have already experienced the professionalism and skills of our staff and pediatric dentists. We take the utmost care to make sure your child’s visit will be a fun and enjoyable one. Book an appointment for your child today.