Pediatric Dentistry Specialist

Robert W. Kleypas, DDS

Cosmetic Dentistry & Family Dentistry located in Cypress, TX

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends all children visit the dentist for their first exam by the time they turn 1 or within six months of their first tooth erupting. At his practice in Cypress, Texas, family dentist Robert W. Kleypas, DDS, provides comprehensive pediatric dentistry services for toddlers, children, and teenagers alike. If it’s time for your son or daughter’s check-up, call or use the online booking tool to make an appointment today.

Pediatric Dentistry

What is pediatric dentistry?

Pediatric dentistry is a branch of medicine that focuses on the oral health needs of infants, children, and teenagers. 

Your child’s mouth experiences an array of changes during their first 18 years of life. As their jaws grow and permanent teeth come in, preventive pediatric dentistry can eliminate potential threats such as tooth decay and gum disease. 

Why is pediatric dentistry important?

Pediatric dentistry is important because it ensures your child’s teeth and gums stay healthy, strong, and free of disease. 

In addition, pediatric dentistry provides an opportunity for your son or daughter to learn about the importance of brushing and flossing their teeth while enabling them to build a rapport with a trusted medical professional. 

All of these skills are important for a healthy and happy adulthood. By investing in pediatric dentistry, you’re setting your kids up for success. 

Do pediatric dentists participate in any type of special training?

Yes. Pediatric dentists like Robert W. Keyplas, DDS, complete at least four years of traditional dental school, as well as two years in dentistry residency training with a focus on caring for infants, children, or teenagers.

What kind of issues can pediatric dentistry address?

Pediatric dentistry is incredibly versatile and can address a variety of issues. The team offers an array of services including:

  • Preventive oral exams on children 3 and younger
  • Professional cleanings and exams for children who are older than 3
  • Early assessment and X-rays for orthodontic treatment
  • Diagnosis and treatment of cavities and/or gum disease

Your child’s pediatric dentist also can perform extractions and diagnose complex oral health issues such as obstructive sleep apnea or TMJ. 

What if my child suffers from dental anxiety?

If your son or daughter suffers from dental anxiety or has trouble sitting still, the pediatric dentists can administer sedation dentistry to ease their nerves and help them relax. 

Sedation dentistry is safe and generally well-tolerated and provides an excellent solution for extractions and other more invasive procedures.

To schedule a pediatric dentistry appointment for your son or daughter, call or use the online booking tool today.