Booking Your Child’s First Dental Appointment

Booking Your Child’s First Dental Appointment

Raising children is difficult, especially if you do not have experienced previously in the day to day trials and tribulations that are going to present themselves.  Each day is going to be a new challenge that your child is going to face, and for the early stages you are going to be the only source that your child knows.  This means that you are going to be making all the choices with regards to your child’s life, and even during the times when they cannot adequately express their feelings, you are going to need to interpret what is going on accurately in order to keep them safe and healthy.  A perfect example of this is teething, when your child is in continual pain due to the fact that their teeth are beginning to push through their gums.  This is a natural process is alternately cutting through that gum tissue in a slow and continual fashion, ultimately resulting in a dull pain that does not go away.  Your child will have no ability to express themselves except for crying, which can ultimately lead to sleepless nights for parents and stressful times.  Parents just want to keep their children healthy, and assume that this is a natural process that will ultimately resolve itself.  There are certain circumstances where the child is in pain from additional issues that are not related to the natural teething process.  If these issues are identified early they can be more adequately dealt with, but if a parent is simply ignoring the pain that is being felt by believing that it is simply teething pain, ongoing issues make progress past the point of being small.  This is why it is important to establish a relationship with your pediatric dentist early in the process, even before teeth begin to show.  Not only can they help you with regards to good advice as far as alleviating the pain of teething, they will also be able to potentially identify issues arising early in the process.  For the majority of cases, teething pain will be the reason that the child is feeling discomfort, but in the rare case where another issue is causing pain the simple visit to the pediatric dentist may be able to provide you with an earlier diagnosis.  For this reason we suggest that you book your first dental appointment for your child even before you begin to see teeth.  There is no reason to wait long into the process with the assumption that the pain is natural, when he visits to the pediatric dentist can assure everyone that there are no other issues while at the same time also providing good advice as far as alleviating the natural pain.  Book your first visit to the pediatric dentist as early as possible in your child’s life, and set them on the path too good oral health.

For information about the best Las Vegas children’s dentist, contact Dr. Gary Richardson at Adventure Smiles.