Pediatric Dentist in Lawrence, MA
Andover Pediatric Dentistry provides comprehensive dental care for children and patients with special needs. The heart of our practice is preventive care, which lays the foundation for a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. When a tooth has been damaged by decay or injury, our pediatric dentists can restore its appearance, function, and strength with restorative dentistry, including dental fillings, pediatric dental crowns, and pulp treatment. Our pediatric dental practice in Lawrence also offers both orthodontics and interceptive orthodontics, which uses oral appliances to prevent orthodontic issues from developing in the future. When necessary, we can perform procedures using dental sedation and anesthesia.
Lawrence Pediatric Dentistry
Monday | 7:30 AM – 4 PM
Tuesday | 8:30 AM – 5 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 orthodontic treatment start?
Both the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Dental Association recommend that parents bring their children to the dentist by their first birthday or within six months of the eruption of their first tooth. These early dental visits help your child feel comfortable at our office and prevent tooth decay.
When should children start going to the dentist?
Just like adults, children should see the dentist every six months for comprehensive oral evaluations and dental cleanings.
How often do children need to see the dentist?
Children should first see an orthodontist by the age of 7. During this initial assessment, our orthodontist will evaluate their teeth and bite in order to determine if treatment is needed immediately or whether it will be needed within the next few years. Although most kids don’t need to begin treatment at 7, there are some situations in which it may be recommended.
Is it safe to sedate a child for dental work?
Yes, our Lawrence pediatric dental practice follows all sedation guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry to ensure the safety of our patients. Our preferred form of sedation is nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, which has very few side effects or risks, but we also offer several levels of dental sedation to accommodate every child’s needs.
What is considered a pediatric dental emergency?
Whenever a tooth needs urgent treatment in order to save it or if your child is in severe pain, we consider it a dental emergency. Please contact us right away so we can arrange to see you as soon as we can.