Longhorn Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics
Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontic Dentistry located in Austin, TX
Pediatric dentists are highly trained to meet your child’s oral health care needs. At Longhorn Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics in Austin, Texas, board-certified pediatric dentist Reza Arzegar, DDS, and his expert team offer comprehensive pediatric dentistry services to keep your child’s smile healthy and beautiful. Call the office and speak with a friendly team member to schedule an appointment or book online today.
Pediatric Dentistry Q & A
What is pediatric dentistry?
Pediatric dentistry with the experts at Longhorn Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics consists of comprehensive preventive dentistry and treatments tailored to your child’s unique dental needs. Pediatric specialists receive additional training in children’s dentistry and offer compassionate, personalized care for children ages six months and older.
What happens during pediatric dentistry appointments?
If you have a young child who is nervous about going to the dentist, consider scheduling a social visit with the team at Longhorn Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics. Regardless of your child’s age and anxiety level, the warm, friendly staff can put them at ease.
Dental hygienists take digital X-rays and thoroughly clean your child’s teeth to remove hard-to-reach plaque and tartar buildup and reduce the risk of tooth decay.
Dental specialists discuss your child’s medical and dental history, review X-rays, and examine their teeth and gums to determine if preventive dentistry or other treatments are needed.
Which pediatric dentistry treatments are available?
Some of the many pediatric dentistry services available at Longhorn Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics include:
- Fluoride application
- Tooth-colored fillings
- Baby teeth white crowns
- Tooth-colored crowns for permanent teeth
- Emergency dental services
- Tooth extractions
- Custom mouth guards
- Children’s braces Invisalign®
Dental specialists offer sedation dentistry using nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to help your child relax if they feel anxious about dental procedures. The Longhorn Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics team uses the latest advances in pediatric dentistry to ensure your child receives quality treatment without discomfort.
How often should I schedule pediatric dentistry appointments?
As a rule, schedule pediatric dentistry appointments for your child every six months or more often if their Longhorn Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics specialist recommends it. Book an emergency dental appointment if your child has a missing or loose permanent tooth, tooth pain, a hole in the tooth, discoloration, or other signs of trauma or decay.
Encourage your child to limit added sugars, brush twice daily with fluoride toothpaste, floss every day, avoid chewing on hard objects, and wear a mouthguard during contact sports or while sleeping to prevent grinding. Help them brush until they turn seven or eight years old Schedule your child’s next pediatric dentistry appointment with the experts at Longhorn Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics by phone or online today.