Services

Our practice is focused on preventative dental care. We recommend regular hygiene visits and exams to ensure that your child is healthy, and to monitor his/her dental growth and development.
In addition to routine cleanings, we offer sealants and fluoride treatments to prevent cavities from starting on healthy primary (baby) and permanent (adult) teeth.

 

Fillings/Restorative Treatment:

When a primary or permanent tooth is infected with a cavity, the dentist may recommend the placement of a composite filling, or a white filling. If the cavity extends across a large area of the tooth, or if the nerve of the tooth has been affected, the dentist may recommend a crown to cover and protect the tooth once the cavity has been removed. The goals of treating primary teeth are to create an infection-free mouth, as well as reduce the risk of having cavities spread to other healthy primary or permanent teeth. If possible, primary teeth should be maintained until the permanent teeth that will replace them are ready to come in. If primary teeth are lost early due to dental disease, and measures are not taken to preserve the space, there is the possibility that your child may experience space loss and crowding as they grow older.

 

Nitrous Oxide:

We understand that some children may be apprehensive for their dental treatment, and we strive to create a comfortable and positive visit for your child. As an aid during restorative visits, your dentist may recommend the use of nitrous oxide, or “laughing gas.” Nitrous Oxide is a colorless gas with a slightly sweet smell. It is a safe and effective agent that reduces the feeling of anxiety and also helps to minimize mild discomfort. It is not intended to put your child to sleep, and your child will be able to speak to and communicate with the dentist and dental assistant for the entire appointment while feeling calm and comfortable. Nitrous oxide use is recommended for children who are able and willing to cooperate, but experience apprehension and/or anxiety for dental treatment. The dentist will discuss the use of nitrous oxide, if necessary, at your child’s initial visit.