Caring & Comprehensive Tulsa, OK Children’s Dentistry
Being the father of four children under the age of 10 I am very sensitive to the dental needs of children. Over the years I have developed a philosophy that younger children, 10 and younger are much better served in a pediatric dentist environment. If you have a young child you are keenly aware of your child’s anxiety, as well as your own anxiety, particularly if your child needs dental work. Additionally, children dentistry require different materials, anesthetics, and an altogether different set of treatments. All of which are readily available in a Pediatric office. My own children go to one of my pediatric colleagues.
At age 11 the dynamics change. We are working with adult dentition with adult problems. This is also a critical age for orthodontia which is a highlight of my practice. Particularly Fastbraces, but I also do retainers, mouth guards and other services geared toward teenagers. In the 11 and above range we are also dealing with more developed abilities to understand dental work needed and the associated anxieties. We do offer age appropriate anti-anxiety medication, nitrous oxide, and sedation for high anxiety teenagers.
I look forward to your children becoming a part of our dental family. I have now practiced long enough to have patients that started with me as kids and now have their own kids. Wow!!
From the tiniest new teeth to a fully-grown smile, we offer custom care to protect the precious members of your family. Visit our Tulsa, OK dentist and team today. We welcome patients from nearby communities including Broken Arrow and Sapulpa.