What to Expect During Your Child’s Routine Dental Appointment
It’s common for parents to feel anxious about their child’s dental appointment, especially if they have dental anxiety. It often helps ease your nerves to understand what exactly happens when your child sees the dentist. Whether this is your child’s first dental visit or it's your first time accompanying them, there are common routines between all pediatric dental offices.
X-Rays are Likely
At Montefiore Medical Center, we are committed to giving you and your child the very best care. To do that, our team of experts will usually start your child’s dental appointment by taking a set of pain-free X-rays to ensure your child’s teeth and jaw are developing correctly. We allow you to come into the X-ray area with your child while the pictures are taken, but for safety reasons, with the radiation from the X-rays, we will have you stand right outside the door while the X-rays are taking place. Rest assured; your child will be protected from radiation the entire time with a lead apron.
Routine Teeth Cleaning
During every routine visit (once every six months) at Montefiore Medical Center, your child will have a dental cleaning with one of our highly experienced dental hygienists. During the cleaning, we will remove any tartar and plaque from your child’s teeth to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. You will be allowed to be with your child the entire time, and if your child is very young, we may ask that you hold them in your lap for the duration of the cleaning.
Exam By Our Pediatric Dentist
One of our pediatric dentists will review your child’s X-rays and then use dental tools to take a look at your child’s teeth. If there are any concerns about the teeth, the dentist will go over them with you, and the usual treatment is. During this time, you can ask the dentist any questions.
Schedule Your Child’s Dental Appointment Today
It’s important you stay calm before and during your child’s dental visit to keep them reassured that the dentist isn’t a scary place, and we’re just here to help keep them and their teeth healthy! To schedule your child’s dental appointment with one of our experienced and well-trained dentists, call Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, NY, at 888-700-6623.