Pediatric and Children's Dentistry in Lafayette, LA

First Visit

Pediatric dentists are specially trained to meet the unique dental health needs of infants, toddlers, and adolescents. The team at Gonsoulin Dentistry in Lafayette is available at any time to answer dental questions or discuss concerns that a parent may have about their child’s dental care. We have friendly, compassionate dentists and staff that are trained to help young, apprehensive children feel good about seeing the dentist and taking care of their teeth.

Our “child-sized” office surroundings are bright and cheerful. Children appreciate chairs that fit them and a lobby that is kid friendly. Keep these things in mind when you are choosing a dentist for your child. These things can help a child establish trust and confidence that will last through a lifetime of dental experiences.

We, as well as the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, recommend that your child see a dentist before his or her first birthday. This is suggested so that any problems may be detected, treated early, or even avoided completely. A routine dental exam and cleaning are recommended every six months. At your child’s first appointment, we will examine the teeth, gums, and soft oral tissue. We will also discuss proper dental care, habits, and diet. The “tell, show, do” approach will be used when explaining a dental procedure to your child. You are invited to stay with your child during the initial examination. It is best if you refrain from using words around your child that might cause unnecessary fear, such as “needle,” “pull,” “drill,” or “hurt.” Pediatric dental offices make a practice of using words that convey the same message, but are pleasant and non-frightening to your child.

If only to answer a question from a concerned parent, our office is available at any time to give you an informed answer. Feel free to give our office information to anyone that you feel could benefit from our knowledge. Beginning dental care at an early age is important. Early visits provide opportunities to address preventative issues that are vital to healthy teeth and gums at any age. Our office in Lafayette is convenient to families in Broussard, Youngsville, Abbeville, Carencro, New Iberia, Maurice, St. Martinville, Breaux Bridge, and Crowley. We invite families and children from those cities and the surrounding areas in Louisiana to visit our office soon to receive high-quality dental care.