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Pediatric Dentistry

Paediatric dentistry deals with the oral health of children from infancy through to their teen years. While general dentists are qualified for general oral health care, pediatric dentists are better qualified to care for a child’s teeth, gums, and mouth throughout the various stages of childhood. Alan Pressman DMD can help to manage the health of your child’s teeth and gums in Spring Valley.


Children’s Oral Development


Normally, children will start getting their baby teeth at around six months of age. The teeth will continue to come in until around age six or seven. Then the baby teeth will start to fall out and be replaced by permanent teeth. Proper dental care is important to ensure that the permanent teeth come in properly and avoid oral decay and disease that can cause pain and complications.


What to Expect on the First Visit of Your Child with Alan Pressman DMD in Spring Valley


Having a first good experience with a pediatric dentist hold great importance as it will shape the bond between the child and their oral hygiene habits. So it is time for the first visit when your child’s teeth begin to erupt. At Dr. Alan Pressman DMD, Spring Valley, we have a dentist office that is welcoming and comforting for kids during their dental procedures. 


We examine your child’s teeth and mouth at the first visit. Then, our dentist, Dr. Pressman DMD

will take X-rays (as needed) to check the positioning of the permanent teeth under the gums. In Addition, Dr. Pressman DMD educates parents on nutritional habits, cleaning techniques, and other good oral hygiene. 


Some protective treatments to protect the child’s teeth from cavities and bacteria until the eruption of permanent teeth, such as sealants or fluoride application. Routine check-ups for your kids are necessary to help detect and prevent cavities.


Are your child’s permanent teeth erupting? Please schedule an appointment to see our pediatric dentist in Spring Valley, Dr. Pressman DMD




Pediatric Dental Treatments


Alan Pressman DMD, Spring Valley, is trained and experienced in the caring of kids with special health needs. The dental visit will be tailored to the unique needs and conditions of your child.


Dentists work similarly to general dentists, providing comprehensive oral health care. Specific treatments that are offered at Dr. Alan Pressman DMD can include:

  • Infant oral health exams, which include risk assessment of caries (cavities) for both mother and child
  • Preventive dental care, including fluoride treatments as well as nutrition recommendations
  • Habit counseling (such as pacifier use and thumb-sucking)
  • Early assessment and treatment for orthodontics, straightening teeth, and correcting an improper bite
  • Repair of tooth defects
  • Management of gum diseases and conditions, including ulcers, frenum attachments, and pediatric periodontal disease
  • Diagnosis of oral conditions associated with diseases such as diabetes, congenital heart defect, asthma, hay fever, and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder
  • Care for dental injuries


Dr. Alan Pressman DMD also provides general health treatments such as cleanings and DrillLess dental fillings.



For the best dental care for your children, visit Alan Pressman DMD in Spring Valley.