Pediatric Dental Services in Lawrence & Andover, MA
Andover Pediatric Dentistry Services
Andover Pediatric Dentistry provides pediatric dental services in Andover, MA and Lawrence, MA. Call to learn more and schedule your appointment.
A pediatric dentist is the best choice for taking care of your child’s smile. We specialize in the unique dental needs of children, which means not only understanding their teeth, but also providing them with gentle, friendly care that makes visiting our office a stress-free experience. Our goal is to empower kids to take care of their teeth and lay the foundation for a lifetime of good dental health.
Our services include:
Preventive and Diagnostic Dentistry
Preventive care is the heart of what we do as pediatric dentists. These services include comprehensive oral evaluations and dental cleanings to keep teeth healthy, fluoride treatments and sealants to prevent cavities, and imaging to diagnose dental issues beneath the surface.
Even with diligent home oral hygiene practices, sometimes restorative dentistry is needed. These are treatments that repair damage to a tooth, restoring its function, strength, and usually its appearance as well. Restorative treatments include composite fillings, bonding, pulp treatment, and dental crowns. Sometimes extractions are also needed to restore oral health when a tooth cannot be saved.
Interceptive orthodontics allow us to influence the development of the jaw and positions of the teeth in young children so we can minimize or eliminate the need for future orthodontic treatment. These treatments include habit appliances, space maintainers, and distalizers.
Orthodontic treatments straighten the teeth and correct misalignments of the jaw, resulting in improved facial symmetry and better oral health. We offer metal braces, clear (ceramic) braces, and orthodontic retainers to help you maintain your beautiful smile for a lifetime.
To ensure that visits to our office are comfortable and trauma-free, we offer a range of sedation options and general anesthesia when necessary. We also provide local anesthesia to ensure that children do not experience any pain or discomfort during restorative procedures like dental fillings and crowns.
Special Needs Dentistry
Our team at Andover Pediatric Dentistry is dedicated to providing each and every one of our patients with exceptional dental care. For patients who have physical, cognitive, or other developmental considerations, this involves adapting our services and protocols to their needs.
Frequently Asked Questions About Pediatric Dentistry
What does a pediatric dentist do?
Pediatric dentists focus on treating children, starting when they are infants and ending when they reach adulthood.
Should my child see a pediatric dentist?
Yes, just as your child likely sees a pediatrician for their healthcare, it’s ideal for them to see a pediatric dentist for their dental care. We are specialists with advanced knowledge, training, and experience, making us better equipped to meet the unique needs of young patients.
When should a child first see a dentist?
Your child’s first dental visit should be around the age of 12 months or within six months of the eruption of their first tooth.
How often should children see the dentist?
Children should see the dentist every six months for comprehensive evaluations and dental cleanings. This allows us to identify minor dental issues before they become significant problems and prevents decay by removing the plaque and tartar deposits that cause cavities.