Pediatric Dentistry in Albany, NY

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Pediatric dentistry plays a crucial role in ensuring that your child’s smile remains bright and healthy as they grow. It is essential as soon as your child’s first tooth erupts, usually around their first birthday. Regular checkups and preventive care with our pediatric dentist, Dr. Srinivas Iragavarapu, are vital to monitor their dental development and detect any issues early. It is especially important if your child experiences dental discomfort, thumb-sucking habits or dental trauma.

Gentle Pediatric Dental Care for Lifelong Healthy Habits

During a pediatric dental visit to 1021 Dental, your child will receive gentle, age-appropriate dental care. Our pediatric dentist will create a friendly, reassuring environment to alleviate anxiety. We will perform exams, cleanings and may provide fluoride treatments or dental sealants for added protection. Education on proper oral hygiene practices is also an integral part of each visit, ensuring your child develops good dental habits for life.


How do I know if my child needs sealants?

Sealants are typically recommended for children with deep grooves in their molars. These grooves can trap food and bacteria, making them more susceptible to tooth decay.

Can baby teeth affect the development of adult teeth?

Yes, baby teeth hold space for adult teeth and guide them into their proper positions. Early loss of baby teeth can lead to misalignment or crowding of adult teeth.

How can I help my child overcome a fear of the dentist?

You can help your child by being positive about dental visits, using simple language to explain what will happen, and allowing them to bring a comfort item.

What are the signs of teething, and how can I soothe my child’s discomfort?

Signs of teething include drooling, irritability, and a desire to chew on objects. You can soothe your child’s discomfort with teething rings, cold washcloths, or over-the-counter remedies recommended by our pediatric dentist.

What should I do if my child chips or knocks out a tooth?

If your child chips a tooth, contact our pediatric dentist and team right away. For a knocked-out tooth, keep it moist and seek immediate dental care.

How can I make brushing fun for my child?

You can make brushing fun by using a toothbrush with their favorite character, playing their favorite song while brushing or using a sticker chart to track their brushing progress.

Why is it important to take my child to a pediatric dentist instead of a general dentist?

Pediatric dentists specialize in treating children’s dental needs. They have additional training in child development, behavior management, and the treatment of dental issues specific to children.

How can I prevent cavities in my child’s teeth?

You can prevent cavities by establishing a good oral hygiene routine, limiting sugary foods and drinks, and taking your child for regular dental check-ups and cleanings.

Schedule Your Child’s Visit Today

Pediatric dentistry promotes optimal oral health during crucial developmental years. Regular visits help prevent dental issues, ensuring your child’s smile remains vibrant. Furthermore, early intervention can correct alignment problems or bite issues, reducing the need for extensive orthodontic work later. Most importantly, we can help build a positive relationship between children and dental care, setting the stage for a lifetime of confident smiles. Call us at 518-482-1021 to schedule your child’s visit and take advantage of our pediatric dental services in Albany, New York.

Request Appointment

Contact our office today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Vasu, and start your journey toward a better smile.

Request Appointment