The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) and American Dental Association (ADA) recommend bringing your child in by age one, when you typically see the first tooth. This helps children familiarize themselves with the dental pediatrics office, and can allow the opportunity to take any preventative measures so they do not become vulnerable to tooth decay, infections and early tooth loss.
Click here for AAPD’s year one checklist for your child.
If you suspect your child may have a cavity it is best to see your dentist immediately before it becomes larger or irreparable. Listed below are procedures for your child in presence of an infection and/or cavity.