By: Dr. Christopher Lim
Posted on: August 27, 2019
General and family dental practices exist all across the nation, so why is it that some dentists offer pediatric services? Is there something in the terminology that sets a dentist apart from a general or family dentist? Parents who notice this descriptive phrase are already ahead of the game in finding the best dental team to handle their children’s oral health and development. The better understanding a parent has, the more confidence will be felt in choosing a dentist; and where there is confidence in the parent, there is less fear in the child.
Dr. Christopher Lim and his team treat patients of all ages. We believe that children should not be treated in the same way as adult patients. Their needs are unique and must be recognized during every dental visit. The philosophy of care for children goes beyond oral development and caries assessment and extends into the personal care with which treatments are provided. It is obvious that our team loves working with children, which quickly answers parents’ question of “why should I find a pediatric dentist near me?”
Every patient who visits our Las Vegas dental practice receives personalized care tailored to his or her needs. Children will find our reception area comfortable and our treatments gentle. We want children to feel calm and safe in our dental office, so we take time to get to know them to build a rapport of trust and comfort that fosters good feelings towards dental care.
Today’s dental care is more comfortable and more precise than what was available just a few decades ago. In our practice, digital x-rays and our intra-oral camera make the collection of data an easier process for patients of all ages. Our small intra-oral camera fits easily into the mouth and is less frightening for children, who learn that this instrument “takes pictures” of their teeth that we can later show them on a computer screen.
Anxiety is an understandable sensation in the pediatric patient. Knowing that new sights and sounds can cause stress, we do all that we can to make visits for our young patients fun and enlightening. We are responsible for molding a child’s impression of dental care, and we take this seriously, which is why we have fun with the children who visit our practice.
Contact Hillside Dental at (702) 666-8584 to schedule your family’s visit with Dr. Lim and his experienced team.