Pediatric Dentistry Services in ABQ



ABQ Pediatric Dentistry provides pediatric dental services in Albuquerque, NM. Call 505-888-3520 to learn more and schedule your appointment.


Our goal is always to help our patients maintain their oral health and to care for and protect their natural teeth. At ABQ Pediatric Dentistry, we believe in providing high quality dental care while making every visit entertaining and educational. We focus on preventive dentistry, quality restorations, esthetic dentistry, behavioral management techniques and comprehensive care with other dental specialists. It is important to take care of your child’s teeth because they aid in speech development, allow food to be properly chewed, and maintain space for permanent teeth. It is also important to develop good lifelong dental habits early on.


ABQ Pediatric Dentistry Services


We’ve over the moon that you’ve chosen Dr. Rawson and ABQ Pediatric Dentistry to care for your child’s smile! We offer comprehensive pediatric dental services in a fun, engaging environment to make trips to the dentist a stress-free experience for kids and parents. Click on the buttons above to find the services you need or read on to learn more.

Preventive and Diagnostic Care – Regular dental check-ups are one of the most important steps you can take to keep your child’s teeth healthy and free of cavities. Preventive care encompasses all of the services we offer to protect your child’s oral health, including comprehensive oral evaluations, dental cleanings, fluoride treatment, dental sealants, silver diamine fluoride (SDF), oral hygiene instruction, and digital radiographs.

Restorative and Cosmetic Care – When a tooth is damaged from decay or injury, we use restorative treatments to improve its strength, function, and appearance. These treatments include composite fillings for cavities, pulp treatment, and dental crowns. If a tooth is too damaged to save, it may need to be extracted in order to restore oral health; if there are no issues with function or strength, cosmetic treatments correct aesthetic imperfections.

Interceptive Orthodontics – Interceptive orthodontics allow us to prevent future orthodontic issues by influencing the jaw and teeth while they’re still developing. We offer habit appliances to stop thumb and finger sucking and space maintenance, which preserves the space needed for permanent teeth to erupt when a primary tooth falls out too early.

Sedation Dentistry – While we always prefer our patients to be active participants in their dental treatments, in some circumstances sedation is needed for their safety and comfort. We offer safe forms of sedation, ranging from mild options like nitrous oxide to hospital dentistry in cases of severe dental phobia, patients with special needs, and when extensive dental work is required.


Frequently Asked Questions About Pediatric Dentistry


Should my child see a pediatric dentist?


Yes, just as your child likely sees a pediatrician for their healthcare, it’s a good idea for them to see a pediatric dentist for their dental care. We receive two to three years of additional training after dental school that focuses solely on the unique dental needs of children and adolescents. Our knowledge, experience, and passion for working with children makes us the best choice for your child.


What age should a child first go to the dentist?


The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children see the dentist within six months of the eruption of their first tooth or by the age of 12 months, whichever comes first.


How often should a child go to the dentist?


Children should go to the dentist every six months for comprehensive oral evaluations and dental cleanings.


Should you fill cavities in baby teeth?


Cavities in baby teeth need to be treated, whether it’s with a dental filling or with Silver Diamine Fluoride. If SDF is an option for your child, a filling may not be needed, but not all cavities can be treated in this way.


What sedation is used for pediatric dentistry?


Our practice offers nitrous oxide and general anesthesia at Presbyterian and Lovelace hospitals.

Call 505-888-3520 to schedule your appointment.

Safety Protocols


Dr. Rawson and the ABQ Pediatric Dentistry Team are always committed to ensuring patient safety. While we are excited to be able to provide dental care to our families, please note that the office may look and feel different because of increased safety protocols and procedures.