Does my child need to be taken to a pediatric dentist?
Pediatric dentists are specially trained to handle problems particular to children, such as dental developmental difficulties and root canals on adult teeth that have not fully formed. However, most children are treated by general dentists. A general dentist often has a relationship with the entire family and therefore has a great deal of family history knowledge, which may apply to your child. Also, when finances are taken into consideration, a general dentist often more affordable. If you’re having trouble deciding on the type of dentist to use for your child, ask your dentist or your child’s pediatrician for suggestions.