We offer esthetic, BPA-free white fillings for teeth that suffer from cracks, chips, and tooth decay. This is a great option for teeth that have smaller cavities and sometimes to repair areas for esthetic reasons. Our composite fillings match the natural color of teeth, which is especially important in the esthetic zone of your child’s smile.
When a baby tooth has extensive damage or decay, a crown may be needed to replace the missing tooth structure to keep it in place until the permanent tooth grows in. For back teeth, stainless steel crowns offer the most protection because of their strength and durability, and usually last until the baby tooth falls out.
A pulpotomy, or a “baby root canal,” is not as scary as it sounds. Sometimes this procedure is needed to save baby teeth when the pulp tissue is inflamed because there is trauma or the cavity is extensive enough to cause damage to the core of the tooth.
There are times when it’s necessary to remove a tooth. This can happen when baby teeth become infected, when misshapen or long roots prevent the permanent tooth from erupting or growing in properly, or when there is severe trauma or decay. If this is the case, extractions are the best option to prevent further damage...
Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, is the most frequently used method for easing mild to moderate anxiety in children. Administered through a small mask that fits over your child’s nose, it is an effective way to calm anxiety. Your child will be asked to breathe through his or her nose and not through their mouth.
If a baby tooth comes out too soon due to an accident or tooth decay, problems may occur. The neighboring teeth may crowd out the space where the permanent tooth should come in or cause the tooth to come in the wrong place. A space maintainer may be recommended to reduce the risk of these problems.
Babies generally get their first tooth somewhere between six months and a year of age. However, baby teeth care should start as soon as your little one is born. Those early habits you develop with your baby caring for their mouth can set your child up for an entire life of healthy teeth and gums.
General anesthesia is a controlled state of unconsciousness accompanied by a loss of protective reflexes, and respond purposefully to physical stimulation or verbal command. The use of general anesthesia sometimes is necessary to provide quality and compassionate dental care for the child. This is administered by pediatric anesthesia in the hospital setting.