Dentist for Kids – Healthy Smiles for Kids of All Ages
Regular Dental Checkups and Cleanings
Regular dental appointments are very important for kids. In addition to the checkup and cleaning they’ll receive to help keep their teeth healthy, it will also give the dentist the ability to monitor your child’s mouth as they get new teeth. One of the most important factors that is often overlooked is that regular checkups will get your child used to visiting the dentist. This routine will give your child confidence and increase their trust with the dentist as the years go by.
Pediatric Dental Sealants
As your child begins to get their premolars and molars, the dentist may recommend dental sealants. These act as a barrier to prevent cavities because they keep plaque and bacteria out of the deep crevices that are often present in teeth, but can get missed easily when brushing.
Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas) and Conscious Sedation for Children
Nitrous Oxide, also known as “laughing gas,” is a safe and effective conscious sedation technique used to help both adults and children feel relaxed, relieve dental anxiety, and help make certain dental procedures easy and stress-free for patients. Nitrous oxide may also be used in combinations with other sedative agents. Nitrous oxide is perhaps the safest sedative in dentistry and is well tolerated by most patients. It has a rapid onset, is reversible, can be adjusted in various concentrations and is non-allergenic. The patient remains fully conscious and maintains all natural reflexes when breathing nitrous oxide/oxygen. To learn more about Nitrous Oxide, click here.
Common Pediatric Dental Emergencies
No parent ever wants to see their child in pain. However, dental emergencies can sometimes occur and when that happens, we’re here to help! Some common pediatric dental emergencies include:
- Dental Avulsion (Knocked Out Tooth)
- Dental Intrusion (tooth pushed into jaw bone)
- Tooth Displacement (luxation, Extrusion)
- Broken Tooth (crown fracture)
- Root Fracture
- Dental Concussion
It is important to note that any signs of injury to the head or neck, loss of consciousness, uncontrolled bleeding, or fever accompanied by swelling require urgent medical attention. Please bring your child to the nearest emergency center or urgent care facility for immediate attention.
Cost and Insurance Coverage for Pediatric Patients
If your child has dental insurance, our insurance experts will be happy to help review the policy and coverage with you. In many cases, pediatric dental care may be covered, including orthodontic and braces treatment.
Schedule an appointment today or contact us to learn more.