What Does Pediatric Dentistry Mean?

What Does Pediatric Dentistry Mean?

Choosing a pediatric dentist is likely the single most important part of instilling a confident, lifelong habit of regular dental care for your child.

Children have unique developmental, psychological and physical needs. Pediatric dentistry is a dental specialty specifically for children from 0 to 18 years of age, including those children with special health needs.

At Jenkins & LeBlanc, our doctors are trained in the most current dental technologies and treatments and have the specialty training to deliver gentle, compassionate care to your child. And we make your child’s visit to the dentist fun, so they will look forward to their appointment!

What is a Pediatric Dentist?

A pediatric dentist has at least two additional years of education and training beyond dental school. Pediatric dentistry is an area of specialization that focuses on the treatment of children from birth to adolescence with a concentration on growth, development and behavioral guidance for both typically developing and those with special needs.

Our doctors at Jenkins & LeBlanc are specially trained to care for children using methods that promote strong foundations in prevention and home care.

What Type of Services Does a Pediatric Dentist Perform?

Pediatric dentists offer a wide range of services and treatment options, as well as expertise and training to care for your child’s teeth, gums, and mouth.

  • Comprehensive Examinations
  • Diagnostic and Preventive Services
  • Restorative Procedures
  • Cosmetic Procedures
  • Surgical Procedures
  • Emergency Care
  • Habit and Athletic Appliances
  • Early Orthodontics

Pediatric dentistry also involves the study of developmental psychology. This helps a pediatric dentist understand how children think, and to make the dental experience as positive and rewarding as possible.

From the setting of their offices to the tones of their voice, pediatric dentists fine-tune everything in their practice for children.

This helps them feel comfortable and relaxed during their dental visits. Pediatric dentists also receive special training in dealing with dental patients with special needs.

Why Choose Jenkins & LeBlanc as Your Child’s Pediatric Dentist?

At each of our convenient locations throughout the Kansas City metro, you’ll discover:

  • Our board-certified pediatric dentists are specially trained to treat children’s developing teeth
  • Our dental hygienists have specialized training to ease children’s dental phobia
  • Focus on preventative care to ensure a lifetime of good oral health for your child
  • Kid-friendly environment with fun incentives at every visit

Schedule a Visit with The Pediatric Dentists at Jenkins & LeBlanc

By choosing a pediatric dentist instead of a general dentist, you can ensure that your children’s dental experiences are positive ones! Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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