Pediatric Dental Services
Dentistry for Children offers a range of services to meet the oral health needs of children. Our goal is to provide high-quality, comprehensive dental care for our pediatric patients in a friendly, welcoming environment.
A prevention plan is established with each patient and adjusted at every checkup visit. For a younger patient brushing recommendations, fluoride application and a discussion on dietary habits are bases that are covered with caregivers. Older patients may need sealants, over the counter mouth rinses and flossing tips. We monitor patient’s wisdom teeth and can recommend an orthodontist to help correct any bite issues that come up. Prevention to us encompasses the entire spectrum of oral health, not just the teeth themselves.
Your child’s teeth will be examined to determine the extent of any tooth decay prior to recommending any treatment. We will always discuss your child’s treatment options with you beforehand in full detail. Depending on the extent of decay, treatment may include tooth colored composite fillings for small cavities or full coverage restorations for more advanced decay. Sometimes extraction is necessary and a space maintainer may be needed to preserve room for permanent teeth.
Tongue & Lip Tie Treatment
All of our pediatric dentists can evaluate and make any treatment recommendations for both tongue and lip ties in office. Many times we can provide the necessary treatment that same day. We use a state of the art CO2 laser (Light Scalpel) which minimizes post-operative complications and makes the procedure fast and easy for the child. This includes both lip and/or tongue tie release or “frenectomy”.
For situations where your child may be too young or pre-cooperative for treatment we have many safe ways to make them comfortable and complete treatment. We offer a spectrum of sedation options ranging from Nitrous Oxide to General Anesthesia. Depending on the specific situation for your child we can recommend multiple options and work with you to make the best decision for your child’s comfort.
We cater to each child’s individual needs. Our staff has excellent training in guiding and managing a child’s natural curiosity and attention span. If necessary, we may recommend the use of nitrous oxide or sedation to assist in treatment. We never do anything that is forced or coerced. Many times, building trust and confidence with multiple easy visits can lead to providing care without the use of additional medication.
Part of our specialty is providing dental care for children with physical, developmental, cognitive, sensory, behavioral or emotional needs. Our team has experience and increased awareness, attention and accommodation to provide empathetic care for your child.
One of our providers is available via the answering service for care or consultation 24 hours a day. 360-377-3844