Children’s Dentistry Overview
How do you set up your children for a lifetime of optimal oral health? You bring them to the dentist from an early age, and you work with a firm that offers children’s dentistry. At Chesterfield Family & Cosmetic Dental Center in Springfield, MO, we live up to the “family” part of our name, offering patients as young as three years old the kind of full dental care needed.
As your dentist in Springfield, MO, Dr. Buzbee can serve as a pediatric dentist as well, using his skills and great understanding of children to create ideal outcomes. Though we do not differentiate our children’s dentistry from our regular dentistry, we do use a special approach to treating our youngest patients.
We encourage parents to bring their children to our office before an actual dental appointment, allowing them to meet the team, become familiar with the surroundings and be without any fear of what is to come when they have a dental treatment. Explaining the whole process to kids is actually an important part of our children’s dentistry because we want children to avoid any feelings of dental fear or anxiety, and learn to love getting cleanings and exams.
Dr. Buzbee is glad to walk children through the office, showing them the different gear used and explaining what goes on during their visits. When it comes time for children’s dentistry treatments, few of our pediatric patients are afraid or upset by the process. The mystery was removed and they know that our entire team is friendly and dedicated to giving them painless care.
What are the treatments we provide in children’s dentistry? They are actually the same options for adults. We do general and preventative dentistry, meaning we do cleanings and exams, we offer fillings and crowns, and we employ technologies that also help to reduce any upset or discomfort. For example, we have laser dentistry, digital x-rays, intra-oral cameras, and can even extend sedation dentistry if needed.
Though we don’t treat patients under the age of two, we are happy to discuss how to properly clean younger teeth and address your pediatric dentistry questions. If you have additional questions about children’s dentistry, or about any of the other treatments mentioned here, give us a call at our Springfield, MO office at 417-888-0771. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.