Pediatric Dentistry

Northridge Dental Group

General Dentistry & Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry located in Northridge, CA

Kids require special care when they visit the dentist. They have different dental needs than adults and are typically more anxious in the chair. That’s why when it’s time for your child’s dental appointment, you want to make sure to bring them to someone who specializes in pediatric dentistry like the team of skilled and compassionate providers at Northridge Dental Group. Conveniently situated in Northridge, California, Northridge Dental Group is a leading and trusted provider of high-quality pediatric dentistry. To learn more, schedule an appointment today by phone or online.

Pediatric Dentistry Q & A

What is pediatric dentistry?

Pediatric dentistry is geared toward treating the particular needs of younger patients. When it comes to dental care, children have different needs than adults, both medically and emotionally.

Because the experiences are still new to them, children tend to be more nervous at the dentist than adults. And because serious dental phobias can develop during these early visits, it’s important that your child’s care be in the hands of a specialist.

Catherine Guerrero, DMD, specializes in pediatric dentistry, but all of the dentists at Northridge Dental Group are skilled at working with children.

Why should I visit a pediatric dentist?

Some of the ways that your child’s health and well-being will benefit from the care of a pediatric dentist include:

Compassion

The dentists at Northridge Dental Group treat every one of their pediatric patients with a great deal of compassion and perform all of their procedures with gentle care.

Patience

Your dentist knows that your child might be scared of their dental visits. They take great care to give your child whatever time and energy are necessary to make them feel relaxed and at ease during their appointment.

Specialized care

Your child has unique needs that will continue to change as they grow. Your pediatric dentist can provide individually tailored care that addresses those particular needs.

What services do you offer?

Northridge Dental Group provides children with a wide range of services, including:

  • Cleanings
  • Exams
  • Fillings
  • X-rays
  • Extractions

And the team of pediatric specialists tailors all of these services to best serve your young child. The practice has TVs in every room that your child can watch during their treatment and a “treasure box” that they can explore when they’re done. The waiting room is stocked full with fun toys to put them at ease while they wait to be seen.

When should my child start seeing a dentist?

The earlier your child starts seeing a dentist, the better. The best time to start is typically right after they get their first tooth.

Starting dental care at an early age can help your child establish a healthy and friendly relationship with their dentist. Your child’s first few appointments will usually consist of a basic exam that gives your dentist a chance to get to know your child and begin to monitor the status of their oral health.

Begin your child’s journey to a beautiful smile today. Schedule an appointment with the pediatric dental experts at Northridge Dental Group by calling the office or booking a visit online.