If you’re looking for a pediatric dentist in Houston, Clear Lake, Webster, or the surrounding areas, you may not be sure where to start. So in this blog, the team at Big Picture Pediatric Dentistry will discuss the basics of searching for the best pediatric dentist for your little ones.
First, let’s discuss the difference between pediatric dentists and general or “family” dentists. General dentists treat patients of all ages, from infants to teens, adults, and seniors. They’re a convenient option, but lack specialized knowledge of pediatric treatment.
In contrast, pediatric dentists exclusively treat kids, and have studied pediatric dental care for an additional 2-3 years after obtaining their DDS or DMD. This means pediatric dentists are the best option for treating kits of all ages, from infants to toddlers, older kids, pre-teens and teenagers, and even young adults, in some cases.
Here are a few steps we recommend taking to make sure you find a great pediatric dentist in Houston.
Pediatric dentists are trained to handle emotional and anxious kids. It’s their specialty. Pediatric dentists such as Dr. Jason Brock can use behavior management techniques to keep them from feeling anxious or crying during their treatment, and to ensure they have a positive experience.
In addition, sedation is also an option at many pediatric dentists. However, this should not be your dentist’s first choice. With proper behavior management and caring, personalized treatment, sedation is only needed for invasive procedures, or for kids who have serious dental anxiety.
At Big Picture Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Jason Brock is an experienced pediatric dentist, and can work with kids of all ages. If you need a new pediatric dentist in Houston, book an office visit and consultation at our office now. You can meet Dr. Brock, learn more about our office, and see if Big Picture Pediatric Dentistry is right for you and your little one. Call now at (281) 461-7470 or contact us online to get started.