Benefits of Sealants:
Painless, quick, and easy
Reduce risk of molar cavities by 80%
Sealants fill in the deep grooves of the back teeth to facilitate easier cleaning during brushing and help prevent cavities. They should be applied when the first permanent molars erupt around age 6.
Benefits of Resin Fillings:
Less tooth structure removed compared to silver filling
Natural tooth colored composite materials
Better, longer lasting bond
Resin fillings are tooth colored and can help restore decayed teeth to their natural beauty and function.
Benefits of Crowns:
Prevent a broken tooth from further damage
Restoring teeth to natural shape and size
When a tooth has extensive decay that a tradition filling cannot restore, a full coverage crown in needed. These crowns can restore a tooth to its proper form and function, and is important to keep the spacing until the permanent tooth comes in. Most back teeth are restored with stainless steel crowns, and we offer all white zirconia crowns for the front.
Benefits of Mouth Guards:
Cushions sports related injuries
Prevents teeth grinding
Prevents oral bruising and cutting
When a child begins participating in athletic events, a mouth guard can be an important piece of athletic gear. It should be worn during any sport or activity that could result in a blow to the face or mouth. A custom-made mouth guard developed by a pediatric dentist can help absorb the shock that may cause broken teeth and trauma to the lip, tongue, and jaw.
Dental emergencies we cover
Bleeding that won’t stop
If your child has a dental emergency, please call our office. If it is urgent and after hours, our doctors will gladly take your call, answer your questions, and meet you at our office if needed.
Nitrous Oxide/Oral Sedation
Benefits to sedation:
Increases blood flow and lowers blood pressure
Highly effective pain reliever
Reduces anxiety and increases comfort
Commonly referred to as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is a mild sedative and can help relax a child during dental treatment. The child will remain awake during the procedure. It is also helpful in reducing the gag reflex, which can help the child receive treatment in a comfortable manner.
Reasons hospital dentistry may be necessary
Office IV sedation
Local surgery center
Extensive decay or unable to cooperate in the dental chair
All of these options are done by anesthesia professionals, so our pediatric dentists can fully focus on the dentistry.
We welcome children with special needs in our office. Both our doctors received extensive training in their pediatric residency with special needs patients.