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Early Pediatric Dental Care

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Ideally, your child should see a paediatric dentist at 9-12 months old, or as soon as the front teeth erupt. This will allow the dentist to carry out an examination to ensure the healthy development of teeth and their supporting soft tissues as well as providing advice on prevention. Parents also have the chance to discuss feeding practices, teething and habits such as the use of pacifiers or thumb-sucking.

An early intervention can help prevent more complex procedure later on. You may also want to see a paediatric dentist early if your child has a medical condition that puts him/her at risk of having dental problems.

Finally, dental trauma is common in children between 2-4 years old as this is the time they start to walk and are not very steady on their feet. If your child is more familiar with the dental environment, then should he or she need to make an emergency dental visit, they are less likely to be anxious or frightened.

At Smile Buddy Children’s Dentistry, we don’t believe in a chemical solution to all problems therefore we try our best to help your child get through their visit with as little medication as possible. We use our extra training in behaviour management and our fun friendly clinic atmosphere that is geared toward kids only to our advantage. Kids are very resilient and the vast majority of our patients can have their visits without needing for extra medication.

Sometimes the decay in your child's teeth may be deep enough to need “freezing” otherwise known as local anesthesia. A local anesthetic is designed to numb a specific area so that your child will be less likely to experience any major pain or discomfort during treatment.
Some children may need a little extra help to overcome their anxiety. For that, we have the option of laughing gas. It is inhaled through a special mask, and it takes effect very quickly. Your child will feel a sensation of giddiness, comfort and well-being. The medicine is excellent for reducing anxiety. They will also be less susceptible to pain, making them feel a lot more comfortable during treatment. A major benefit of laughing gas is that it has a very short duration. Once treatment is complete, most children can continue on with their day as normal.
We believe in asking our little patients to help us get through most treatment plans. In some cases, due to either high anxiety or extensive treatments, we recommend a general aesthetic ( sleeping) to keep your child comfortable. All general anesthetics are provided by pediatric anesthesiologist and nurses who work at the Alberta children’s hospital to ensure excellent quality.

Why Choose a Pediatric Dental Specialist?

Pediatric dentists are professionals who have completed a specialized course of dentistry that caters to children who have special needs or otherwise need gentler care. The program consists of two to three years of further training after graduation from dental school. It includes hospital training, where they work with children who have more severe dental needs and emergencies.

Our Pediatric Dental Specialist

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Dr. Amin Salmasi

D.M.D M.Sc. F.R.C.D.(C) - Pediatric Dentistry


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Going to the dentist should be a positive and fun experience for all children! We are committed to providing an enjoyable and comfortable environment that helps children feel more at ease.