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If you have questions about your child’s first dental appointment, then you likely feel uneasy and unprepared. The unknown can be scary! But, there is no need to worry. Your child’s first dental appointment isn’t something to worry about. To help you find the answers you need so you can know more about the appointment, our pediatric dental specialists are happy to provide the answers to the following commonly asked questions:

Q: What will happen at the appointment?

A: Our dental team will introduce ourselves to your child and get to know them a little bit. Then, we will take X-rays of your child’s smile to make sure everything is in tip-top shape. Next, our dentist will gently examine your child’s mouth and then will send you both on your way.

Q: Can I be there next to my child?

A: Yes, you can be there next to your child during the appointment. This can help them feel more calm and comfortable in the dental chair. You can even hold their hand if needed.

Q: What if my child has a cavity?

A: If your child has a cavity, our dentist will explain the problem and help you and your child understand what is going on. Then, we will determine the right type of treatment and then will ask if you and your child are comfortable with treating it. Then, if you are comfortable, we will schedule another appointment where we will help your child stay relaxed in the dental chair and will gently treat the cavity.

Call Sunny Smiles Dentistry today at 805-644-5516 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more. Our dental team will be more than happy to tell you all about your child’s first dental appointment in Ventura, California. Dr. Sunil Ilapogu and associates look forward to hearing from and helping you!