The pediatric dental services that we offer include the following:
Children’s Oral Cleanings
Regular dental cleanings are important for maintaining proper oral health. While it’s vital that your children brush their teeth every morning and night, there are still bits of food and bacteria that can get trapped in between their teeth and under their gums. During oral cleanings, the dentist can remove those trapped germs that could lead to cavities. To help prevent cavities our dentists recommend that your child visit the dentist about twice a year for regular deep cleanings.
Low Radiation Digital X-rays
Digital X-rays provide a quick turn around for viewing images of your children’s teeth to help diagnose potential problems while also exposing your child to a minimal amount of radiation. Digital x-rays are quicker and more detailed than traditional x-rays, helping to keep your child’s visit short and our doctors’ diagnoses thorough and easy for you to understand.
Children’s Fluoride Treatments
Fluoride is a substance that can be found in most drinking water and some foods. It helps to protect your children’s teeth from bacteria and germs that could cause cavities and tooth decay. A fluoride treatment is when the dentist applies a thin layer of concentrated fluoride to your child’s teeth to help defend against bacteria. Simply put, it is a preventative measure to help protect against cavities.
Children’s Dental Sealants
Sealants are another preventative measure to help fight against tooth decay. If the top of your child’s teeth, the part that smashes the food, is full of tiny grooves that catch food easily and are hard to clean, then a thin piece of plastic can be bonded to the top of their teeth to help seal off those cracks and protect them from harmful bacteria.
Children’s Dental Fillings
If your child is experiencing sensitivity to hot and cold things in their teeth or jaw then they may have a cavity. A cavity is when bacteria have eaten away at your child’s tooth, exposing sensitive parts of their teeth. To eliminate the pain and further damage, your child will need a filling placed where the cavity is. Visit with one of our dentists to see if your child may be in need of a dental filling.
Children’s Dental Crowns
Dental crowns are used to either restore a chipped or broken tooth or protect a decaying tooth from further damage. The crown is a cap that is tooth-shaped. It is placed over the damaged tooth restoring aesthetics and functionality.
If your child needs to go to the hospital for oral surgeries our doctors are ready and able to go to the hospital to perform the surgery.
We also accept Medicaid for children.
To schedule an appointment for your child, please call our office today at 208-529-0120.