Children Dental Care in Parramatta
Pediatric dentist or pedodontist are dentists who specialise in children dentistry. They are dentists who have completed additional studies and education on children’s dental care, which limits them to practice on treating children only. Due to their speciality, pediatric dentist Sydney can cost more than a general dentist. However they are very experienced and have child-friendly techniques to treat early childhood procedures.
Children’s Dentistry at Parramatta Dentistry
At Parramatta Dentistry we also provide children’s dentistry, where our dentists and oral health therapists are experienced in treating children as well. Similar to paediatric dentists, our friendly clinicians use a soft approach technique to help kids feel comfortable and safe. We encourage our patients to start bringing their littles ones as soon as their first tooth has erupted. These early visits with parents to a dental surgery will allow them to be familiar with a dental environment. In addition our dentists and oral health therapists can demonstrate and explain good oral hygiene with the children and parents. This will lessen their chance of having dental anxiety in the future.
What Happens During Routine Visits?
During the routine visits at Parramatta paediatric dentistry, we do a physical exam on the child’s teeth. This ensures that all the teeth are erupting in the right place and to inspect on their jaw and soft tissues. These physical examinations can check on any potential issues, where the dentist can monitor or take early measurements to treat the child such as braces if required. Other than monitoring the child’s jaw, bite and gum, the dentist can also check on any signs of tooth decay. A scale and clean is provided to remove all the plaque and tartar build up, as well as applying fluoride onto the child’s teeth to prevent decay.
Our Parramatta dentists and oral health therapists can also show the little ones brushing techniques, as well as providing tips and guidelines to parents. Educating them early and introducing them to daily brushing habits are one of the main keys for good oral hygiene. Incorporating this with regular 6 monthly dental check ups and clean. The clinician’s are able to detect any signs of tooth decay and be able to perform the treatment before it affects other areas.
Children Happy Gas
In some situations, a child may need multiple fillings and major work. We understand it can be a traumatic experience for a child. So at Parramatta Dentistry we offer children happy gas and do refer children to see a paediatric dentist Parramatta if necessary to go under sedation.
Cost for Children Dentistry
At Parramatta Dentistry we are preferred providers with BUPA and Medibank Private where our prices are set by their scheduled guideline. For BUPA their selected family health fund, children under the age of 25 are 100% covered. It is best to check with BUPA if your family health fund is under that cover. However we do provide a no gap 6 monthly routine check up and clean for all patients with dental extras. So you do not have to be with BUPA or Medibank Private members to come and see us. If you do not have private health insurance our new patient special for children is $150 for a full examination, scale, clean, fluoride and x-ray if necessary.