Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric dentistry is an area of specialization that focuses on the treatment of children from birth to adolescence with a concentration on growth, development, and behavioral guidance for both healthy and special needs children.

These are the few treatments that we offer depending on your needs :

1. Comprehensive examination

Your child should have a comprehensive dental examination every 6 months, which includes a thorough exam of the teeth and gums. We use the findings from our examination to formulate a complete diagnosis and comprehensive treatment plan for your child.

2. Dental hygiene care

Dental Hygiene is crucial to your overall health. We recommend our patients visit our office twice a year to ensure their optimal oral health and to avoid serious and costly issues in the future. During a routine cleaning, the hygienist will scale and polish your teeth, provide fluoride treatment, take necessary x-rays and provide oral hygiene instructions.

3. Sealant

Dental sealants are thin plastic coatings which are usually applied to the chewing surfaces of the first adult molars between ages 6 to 9 years old and primary molars. The purpose of a sealant is to prevent decay. Most tooth decay in children and teens occur in the pits and fissures of chewing surfaces. By placing a sealant over these pits and fissures, the probability of a cavity forming on that tooth significantly decreases.

4. Filling

If a cavity develops, our dentist will remove the decay andfill the tooth using a variety of fillings, restoring the tooth to a healthy state.

5. Root canal treatment

It’s time for root canal treatment if your child has one or more symptom of toothache such as fever, pain in gum and tooth.

6. Crown

Nerve damage can result from severe decay and may require a crown (a crown is like a large filling that can cap a tooth, making it stronger or covering it).

7. Extraction

For younger patients, we know how to make little ones relaxed and comfy so there’s nothing for them to fear. The following conditions may signify a need for extraction :

• Severe tooth decay

• To prevent or correct maloclussion

• Trauma or injury

• Gum disease

• To remove a baby tooth that didn’t fall out when it needed to on it’s own

8. Denture

We offer pediatric partial dentures for children. If your child has lost their front primary teeth prematurely, then our dentist can replace them with this restoration to ensure that your child’s smile develops correctly.

9. Early orthodontic treatment

This treatment usually begins around age eight or nine. The goal of early treatment is to correct the growth of the jaw and certain bite problems, such as underbite. Early treatment also helps to make room for permanent teeth to come in properly, lessening the chance of extractions in the future.

10. Night guard

If your child has a bad habit such as grinding the teeth, night guard should be the best option! This guard are indicated to protect the teeth from possible damage due to clenching or grinding your teeth.

11. Athletic mouthguard

if your child likes to stay active, we can have custom athletic mouthguards to protect the teeth.