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Pediatric Dentist

Herrin Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric Dentistry located in Marietta, GA

A pediatric dentist makes sure your child has a healthy mouth from the time they get their first tooth to the time they move out of your house. At Herrin Pediatric Dentistry in Marietta, Georgia, Brent Herrin, DMD, and his team offer all the pediatric dental services your child needs as their mouth and jaw develops. Schedule an appointment over the phone or online for your child at Herrin Pediatric Dentistry today.

Pediatric Dentist Q&A

What is a pediatric dentist?

A pediatric dentist is a dentist who specializes in the distinct oral health care needs of babies, children, and adolescents. The team at Herrin Pediatric Dentistry is deeply familiar with kids and their dental needs at every age as they grow older. They make sure your child’s teeth stay healthy by promoting preventive care and exceptional oral hygiene. 

The team at Herrin Pediatric Dentistry also specializes in treating oral health issues that commonly affect kids, like cavities and emergency dental care. They can see your child very quickly after a complication happens and even keep appointment availability open every day for emergencies only. 

Your provider at Herrin Pediatric Dentistry makes sure they answer all of your questions about oral health, hygiene, and development in detail when you bring your child in for a visit. 

What can pediatric dentists do?

Herrin Pediatric Dentistry offers a wide range of services dedicated to improving or maintaining childhood oral health and function. The next time you visit, the team can tell you more about services your child may need, such as:

  • Diagnostic low radiation digital X-rays
  • Dental exams
  • Professional cleanings
  • Composite fillings (tooth-colored fillings)
  • Sealants
  • Stainless steel crowns
  • White-faced stainless steel crowns
  • All white crowns
  • Nerve treatments (pulpotomies)
  • Space maintainers
  • Pedo-Partials 
  • Extractions 
  • Extra-oral bitewing program

Procedures like these set your child up for success in carrying on great oral health into adulthood. 

How can I make pediatric dentist visits more comfortable for my child?

The team at Herrin Pediatric Dentistry recognizes that visits to the dentist can be uncomfortable or intimidating for many children. To make your child’s experience a more positive one, they offer several sedation dentistry options to accommodate your child. If your child needs a time-consuming or uncomfortable procedure, you can consider these options for sedation:

Oral sedation

Oral sedation involves taking a pill before the appointment. The medication makes your child relax and feel calm during their procedure. 

Intravenous (IV) sedation

Intravenous sedation enters your child’s bloodstream through a vein in the arm. Your child is conscious while the medication is active but heavily sedated. 

Nitrous oxide

Also called laughing gas, nitrous oxide causes your child to relax as they breathe it in through the nose. It wears off quickly and is very safe for kids. 

To schedule an appointment for your child’s next pediatric dentist visit, call Herrin Pediatric Dentistry or book an appointment online today.