Pediatric Dentist in Andover, MA
At Andover Pediatric Dentistry, we offer comprehensive dental care for children and patients with special needs. Our focus is always on preventive care, which helps lay the foundation for a lifetime of healthy smiles. When a tooth has suffered damage due to decay or dental trauma, our pediatric dentists can restore its strength, function, and appearance with restorative dentistry, including pediatric dental crowns, dental fillings, and pulp treatment. Andover Pediatric Dentistry also provides orthodontics and interceptive orthodontics, which uses specialized oral appliances to prevent future orthodontic issues from forming. For your child’s comfort, we can perform treatments using dental sedation and anesthesia.
Andover Pediatric Dentistry
Monday | 7:30 AM – 4 PM
Tuesday | 7:30 AM – 4 PM
Wednesday | 7:30 AM – 4 PM
Thursday | 7:30 AM – 4 PM
Friday | 7:30 AM – 12 PM
Saturday | Closed
Sunday | Closed
Frequently Asked Questions About Pediatric Dentistry
When should children start going to the dentist?
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and American Dental Association both recommend that children start seeing the dentist by the age of one year, or within six months of the eruption of their first tooth. These early dental visits are important for establishing our practice as your child’s dental home.
How often do children need to see the dentist?
The recommendation is the same for children, adults, and everyone in between—comprehensive oral evaluations and dental cleanings are needed every six months for optimal dental health.
Is it safe to sedate a child for dental work?
Yes, we offer several levels of dental sedation for kids at our Andover office and we follow all guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry to ensure our patients’ safety. Our preferred form of sedation is nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, which has very few side effects or risks.
When should orthodontic treatment start?
It’s recommended that children first see the orthodontist at the age of 7. During this appointment, the orthodontist will evaluate their teeth and bite and determine if treatment is needed now or will be needed within the next few years. While most children don’t need to begin treatment at 7, there are some circumstances in which it may be recommended.
What is considered a pediatric dental emergency?
If your child is experiencing severe pain or if a tooth needs urgent treatment in order to save it, it’s considered a dental emergency. Contact us right away so we can make arrangements to see you as soon as possible.