Pediatric Dentistry

“The Kids Dentist”, That They’ll Love

The prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of dental problems are unique challenges in pediatric dentistry. A child’s fears and anxieties about dental treatment present the greatest obstacles to a successful experience. Our pediatric dental office provides an honest, trusting, friendly, and compassionate environment that empowers the patient with the knowledge and the self-esteem needed for successful treatment. Our Laredo, Texas, team proudly offers services in both English and Spanish.

All Kids Welcome

Our specialized training utilizes diagnostic tools, behavioral management techniques, protective stabilization (immobilization), in-office minimal/moderate sedation, and hospital dentistry. As a team, we evaluate our patient’s needs, parental concerns, and dental limitations to assess the best overall treatment plan. We compassionately serve our special needs children, including those who have autism or Down Syndrome.

Helping Kids Smile

Although this experience can be emotionally and physically challenging, “Helping Kids Smile” makes every effort to provide a fun, educational, and rewarding visit. Treating either the cooperative child or difficult child may present varied experiences in the dental setting. Success can only be evaluated within the contexts of the child’s total dental experience.

The parents or caregivers, however, maintain responsibility for the management and treatment of the child and must be consulted regarding treatment options, limitations, and potential risks. Caring dentistry requires earning parental and the patient’s trust. We value your trust. It is our commitment to continually earn that trust.

The Services Kids Need

Our services include a comprehensive dental examination, radiographic survey, and consultation. If treatment is indicated, we’ll present a complete plan outline with treatment options. Financial and treatment commitments will be discussed and agreed upon. Our office offers an extensive array of pediatric dentistry services, including:

  • Hospital Dentistry
  • In-Office Minimal/Moderate Sedation
  • Behavioral Management
  • Dental Decay Diagnosis
  • Periodontal Assessment
  • Caries Risk Assessment
  • First-Time Visits
  • Preventive Dental Care
  • Head & Neck Evaluation
  • Hard & Soft Tissue Evaluation
  • Dental Oral & Facial Development
  • Emergency Dentistry/Dental Surgery
  • Endodontics
  • Dental Injuries
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Custom Sport Guards
  • Children with Special Needs
  • Early Orthodontic Evaluation & Treatment
  • Gentle Pediatric Dental Care in Laredo, TX

A trip to the dentist isn’t always fun, but we make it that way for our young patients. At Dr. Esparza Pediatric Dentistry, we are experts at catering to children and their dental needs while ensuring they are comfortable during their appointment. No child should experience fear when going to a children’s dentist. That is why it is essential to choose an experienced and caring dentist for kids who fosters a safe and friendly environment for your child.

We maintain your child’s healthy smile from birth to the teenage years and beyond by performing regular teeth cleanings and thorough dental checkups. By addressing tooth decay, teeth overcrowding, and other dental issues, we make certain your child has healthy teeth, as well as an excellent foundation for lifelong oral health.

Schedule Regular Dental Checkups

You would never avoid taking your child to the doctor for a checkup. Doing so is essential to his or her health. The same is true for dental exams. They are very important to ensure the overall oral health and wellbeing of your child. We recommend scheduling teeth cleaning and dental exams every six months. Doing so prevents plaque buildup and decay from harming your child’s teeth. At the same time, it allows us to identify any dental problems. You’ll find that our dentist and everyone on our team is friendly, gentle, and highly skilled.

State-of-the-Art Dental Care

Does your child have a sweet tooth? Most children do. Unfortunately, sugary sodas are the primary cause of tooth decay in adolescents. In fact, most 20-ounce bottles of soda contain 18 teaspoons of sugar. Sodas are also extremely acidic. The combination of these two ingredients can be devastating for teeth. The same is true for sugary snacks. In addition to brushing before bedtime (and even after a sugary snack), it’s important to visit us for pediatric dental care to keep tooth decay at bay.

Contact us to set up a dental checkup for your boy or girl. We proudly serve patients throughout Laredo, TX, and the surrounding areas.