Although general dentists are trained to treat children, some of them prefer not to see kids in their office. Or they might have a policy that they do not see children younger than a certain age. So, if your family dentist doesn’t see infants or toddlers, you would need to locate one who does.
Other general dentists prefer to offer comprehensive family dentistry under one roof. In such instances, they offer preventative and restorative treatments for all ages. That way you and your children can be seen by the same Calgary dentist instead of booking appointments at separate offices on either end of town.
General dentists offer basic children’s dentistry treatments, but there may still be times when they need to refer a child to a pediatric specialist. For example, if your child has severe anxiety or requires nerve treatment on a baby tooth, it’s best that they see a pediatric dentist who offers children’s sedation or has hospital visiting privileges. Otherwise, it’s completely fine to keep bringing your entire family to see the same dentist!