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Pediatric Dentistry Specialist

Bellevue Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric Dentist located in Bellevue, WA

Pediatric dentistry is a special branch of dentistry dedicated to the care of children. Children’s dental needs are often different from adults’ needs, and pediatric dentists are trained to provide appropriate care at each stage of development. Dr. Nolan Gerlach is an experienced pediatric dentist offering services to patients in Bellevue, Washington. If you have a child who needs dental care, please contact Bellevue Pediatric Dentistry today to schedule an appointment.

Pediatric Dentistry Q & A

What are the benefits of seeing a pediatric dentist?

Children who see a pediatric dentist enjoy several benefits that aren’t available from a traditional dentist. Some of these benefits include:

  • An experience designed for children: Pediatric dentists like Dr. Gerlach work only with children. From start to finish, the entire dental care experience is designed to be appropriate for younger patients.
  • Expertise and experience: Dr. Gerlach has been trained to diagnose and treat the issues that affect children most frequently. When compared to a traditional dentist, he has more knowledge and experience in the treatment of children.
  • Compassion: Dr. Gerlach loves working with children. He understands that children are often nervous or fearful during dental appointments, and he knows how to put them at ease.
  • Customized care: As a pediatric dentist, Dr. Gerlach knows how to customize the services he provides to meet the needs of each individual child.

What services are available at Bellevue Pediatric Dentistry?

Bellevue Pediatric Dentistry offers a wide range of services for children. Some of the services available from this facility include:

  • Preventive care: Bellevue Pediatric Dentistry offers preventive care designed to prevent tooth decay and encourage good oral health at all ages. Preventive care allows Dr. Gerlach to identify and treat problems before they become serious.
  • Treatment for dental trauma: This facility offers treatment for all types of traumas, including chipped teeth, missing teeth, and soft tissue injuries in the mouth.
  • Sedation dentistry: When children need complex procedures or suffer from dental anxiety, Dr. Gerlach can use sedation to keep the child comfortable and calm during the procedure.
  • Fillings: If a child has a cavity, Dr. Gerlach can place a filling to preserve the tooth’s structure.
  • Tooth extraction: When baby teeth don’t fall out, or when a tooth becomes severely decayed, Dr. Gerlach can extract the tooth.
  • Laser dentistry: Laser dentistry allows Dr. Gerlach to perform dental procedures with minimal drilling, no shots, and no pain.
  • Crowns: Dr. Gerlach uses crowns to protect severely damaged teeth.

When should children start seeing Dr. Gerlach?

Beginning dental care as early as possible helps promote good oral health throughout life. Dr. Gerlach recommends bringing children to see him by the age of one or when they have their first tooth.