Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric Dentistry services offered in Magnolia, TX

Pediatric dentistry can set kids up for a lifetime of outstanding dental health and hygiene, which is a need that no parent should overlook. For many families in Magnolia, Texas, Keith Coe, DDS, of Stagecoach Children's Dental Center is the preferred pediatric dentistry provider. If you’d like to sit down with Dr. Coe and learn more about available services, call or click to schedule a consultation today.

Why is pediatric dentistry important?

Many parents believe that baby teeth aren’t as important as permanent teeth and delay seeking dental care until their kids are nearing their teenage years. This approach fails to take advantage of all that pediatric dentistry has to offer.

To begin, early dental care teaches parents how to care for their child’s dental health even as those first precious baby teeth begin to emerge. As kids grow older, Dr. Coe teaches them how to take more control over their dental health through brushing and flossing. 

Routine pediatric dental care visits focus on checking for the early signs of decay and disease, allowing parents to take action in the earliest possible stage when treatment is often the most effective. 

Pediatric dental exams also include professional dental cleanings, which remove all traces of plaque and tartar to reveal a bright and shining smile. 

What role does preventive care play in pediatric dentistry?

Preventive care is the primary building block of excellent dental health. By preventing issues like gum disease and dental decay, parents can help their kids avoid stressful and uncomfortable conditions. 

When a child’s first visit to a dentist is to address a painful condition, the child has little opportunity to form a positive impression of dental care. They begin to associate seeing a dentist with pain and anxiety. These impressions can extend well into adulthood and develop into dental anxiety. 

What are some restorative dentistry treatment options?

When issues like cavities or gingivitis develop, compassionate and skilled care helps restore healthy teeth and gum tissue. Dr. Coe works hard to make restorative treatments as comfortable as possible and strives to help kids relax and find their time in the dental chair enjoyable. Sedation dentistry is available to help kids who are fearful or anxious about dental care. 

Some examples of restorative services include:

  • Dental fillings
  • Root canal
  • Crowns
  • Extractions

Stagecoach Children’s Dental Center also offers emergency dentistry services to address sudden, unexpected dental health issues, as well as orthodontics to help create beautiful smiles. 

If you’d like to learn more about pediatric dentistry, or if your child is overdue for a dental care visit, call today to schedule an appointment. Online booking is another option and is available around the clock.