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General Dentistry Specialist

Pediatric Dental Group of New York

Pediatric Dentistry located in Albany, NY & Glens Falls, NY

If you want your child’s teeth, gums, and smile to remain healthy, it’s important to invest in general dentistry. Routine checkups can diagnose and treat potentially serious issues while providing education on oral hygiene and nutrition. At Pediatric Dental Group of New York, the team of pediatric dentists offers a full suite of general dental services, including oral exams, X-rays, teeth cleaning, and restorations. To make an appointment for your child at the practice in Schenectady, Albany or Glens Falls, New York, call the nearest office today or schedule online.

General Dentistry Q & A

What is general dentistry?

General dentistry diagnoses and treats potentially serious oral health problems. It also provides education on eating a healthy diet, optimal oral hygiene, and preventive care.

Even if your child’s teeth and gums appear healthy, it’s important they regularly visit the dentist. Many issues, including cavities and gum disease, don’t present obvious symptoms. That means your child might be at risk but not realize it.

When should my child visit a general dentist?

The team at the Pediatric Dental Group of New York recommends all children visit the general dentist at least twice a year. Routine oral exams, teeth cleaning, and preventive screenings, like oral X-rays, can preserve your child’s teeth, gums, and smile for years to come.

What services does general dentistry provide?

The team at the Pediatric Dental Group of New York offers a variety of general dentistry services, including:

Emergency dentistry

Emergency dentistry treats oral health problems that require immediate attention, like chipped, cracked, or knocked-out teeth. Whenever possible, the team offers same-day appointments to reduce the risk of pain and complications.


Orthodontics uses custom oral appliances to improve the alignment of your child’s teeth and jaw. There are several types of orthodontic treatment, including metal braces, clear aligners, retainers, and orthodontic headgear.

Teeth cleaning

Teeth cleaning removes plaque and tartar from your child’s teeth. It’s capable of eliminating buildup that doesn’t respond to daily oral health care like brushing and flossing.


X-rays use electronic sensors and small amounts of ionizing radiation to capture detailed photos of your child’s tooth roots, jaw, and alveolar bone. X-rays can detect tooth decay and gum disease. They also play an important role in guiding certain types of dental treatment, like extractions and root canal therapy.

Tooth extraction

An extraction is an outpatient procedure that removes one or more of your child’s teeth. The team at Pediatric Dental Group of New York performs both simple and surgical extractions. They offer conscious sedation with nitrous oxide to ensure your child’s comfort.

Dental exams 

A dental exam is a routine checkup that assesses the health of your child’s teeth, gums, tongue, and cheeks. It’s used to catch potentially serious oral health problems like cavities, gum disease, or abscesses in their early stages of development.

To explore the benefits of general dentistry, make an appointment for your child at the Pediatric Dental Group of New York by calling the nearest office today or scheduling online.