Why Choose a Pediatric Dentist Burtonsville?

It can be easy to forget that children have specialized dental needs. As such, taking them to a general dentist may not provide them with the unique level of care they require. At First Chair Dentistry, we're proud to provide skilled pediatric dentistry that helps protect your child's smile and ensure its proper development.

No matter what your child's age may be, you can rest assured that our pediatric dental team has the knowledge and experience to care for their smile. Dr. Latavias Ellington looks forward to meeting you and your child. We can't wait to start a personal and professional relationship you can count on for years to come. Call us or visit our office in person to schedule your next appointment with our Burtonsville pediatric dentist!


Leveraging Extensive Training

Although a pediatric dentist may seem similar to a general dentist, distinct differences separate the two. Pediatric dentists finish the same level of schooling as general dentists; however, they have additional education focused solely on children's dental needs. The extra years are typically spent studying baby teeth, child development, child psychology, special needs care, and pediatric sedation. When your child walks through our doors, you can rest assured that our pediatric dentist is uniquely qualified to handle their one-of-a-kind dental needs.

Helping Your Child Feel Comfortable

It's normal for some children to feel apprehensive or anxious about visiting the dentist. At First Chair Dentistry, our pediatric dental practice was founded with the idea that children of all ages can feel safe and comfortable at our office. Our facilities are designed to allow us to connect with your child one-on-one and give them more personalized attention.

From the reception area to the exam chair, our entire staff works hard to make your child feel at ease. We're more than happy to answer any questions they may have, and we use kid-friendly language when speaking with younger children. Additionally, all our exam rooms feature televisions that play children's shows so that your son or daughter feels more comfortable.

Providing Extensive Sedation Options

At First Chair Dentistry, we understand that some children may need extra help feeling relaxed during their appointments. That's why our pediatric dental team has the skills and qualifications to offer various sedation options for children. We'll take the time to sit down with you and discuss which of our options suits your child best, depending on the nature of their visit and the level of their anxiety.

One of the most popular types of sedation we offer for children is nitrous oxide sedation. By placing a special mask over your son or daughter's nose, we can directly administer a clear and scentless sedation mixture. Nitrous oxide sedation works quickly and leaves your child feeling relaxed, and it helps reduce pain and discomfort. Once the procedure is complete, we'll use oxygen to flush any remaining nitrous oxide out of your child's system. In addition, once the nitrous oxide wears off, it's safe to take your child back to school.

Pediatric Dentistry FAQs

We never want parents to feel like they don't have information available to them to make educated dental decisions for their children. That's why our team is happy to answer your questions. Some of the most frequently asked questions about pediatric dentistry include:

When should I bring my child in for their first visit?

We recommend that you bring your child in as soon as their first tooth. By having our pediatric dentist start monitoring their smile early, you help improve the chance of their smile properly developing.

It's crucial that you brush their teeth at least twice a day. This helps prevent the accumulation of plaque, which can lead to dental complications like cavities.

You can come back with your child during routine dental checks. However, during more complex dental procedures, usually in our surgical center, you may need to remain in the reception area for your and your child's safety.

Yes. Our practice uses various safeguards like lead aprons to help reduce the amount of radiation your child is exposed to, which is already very minimal.

Your Compassionate Burtonsville Pediatric Dentist

At First Chair Dentistry, we're passionate about providing children and adolescents with pediatric dental care. Dr. Latavias Ellington and his staff pair years of experience with a compassionate chairside manner to care for your child's smile in a comfortable environment. Our Burtonsville pediatric dentist works hard to make your child feel relaxed during their appointment, and we also offer sedation options to help their visits go smoothly. Contact us today to schedule your child's next appointment!