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General Family Dentist vs. Pediatric Dentist – What is the Difference?

As a parent, perhaps you are wondering, “Should I take my child to my dentist or to a pediatric dentist?” You might be thinking of the convenience of the whole family going to the same dentist. But the services of a pediatric dentist for your child can result in benefits that far outweigh convenience.

Think, for a moment, about medical doctors. A general family dentist is similar to a general practitioner because he can treat patients of any age. But just like a pediatrician, a pediatric dentist has additional, specialized training in treating young patients.

Providing Better Treatment for Your Child with Special Training

A pediatric dentist has two to three years of additional required training beyond the training of a family dentist. So, this special training provides knowledge of and aptitude for treating the unique needs of infants, children, and adolescents.

A pediatric dentist is an expert in childhood dental developmental stages. They can monitor the growth and development of your child’s teeth and bite. And they provide early detection and treatment of cavities or any dental problems.

Removing the Stress from the Treatment

Pediatric dentists also know that their offices need to be designed especially for the comfort of children. This is all part of an overall plan to take the stressfulness out of the treatment.

You Can Trust Your Child to Adams & Seaton Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric dentists, like Dr. Adams and Dr. Seaton at Adams & Seaton Pediatric Dentistry, are the “pediatricians of dentistry.” You will not find a Nashville Pediatric Dentist with more care and concern for children than Dr. Adams or Dr. Seaton.

You can trust them to treat complex conditions that require pediatric expertise. They are both trained in child growth and development, child psychology, oral-facial trauma management, treatment of patients with special needs and medically compromising conditions, and treatment utilizing conscious sedation and general anesthesia procedure.