Diagnostic, Restorative, and Surgical Care
Even with diligent brushing habits and proper nutrition, children may sometimes require restorative treatments to address tooth decay or other oral health issues. In some cases, surgical care could be necessary to enhance your child’s oral health. During each checkup, our skilled pediatric dentists will thoroughly assess your child’s dental condition and provide personalized recommendations based on their unique needs.
Expert Pediatric Dental Care
Dental Issues left untreated in children can cause pain, discomfort, and potentially lead to more severe issues in the future. Our experienced pediatric dentists offer a wide range of restorative and surgical services to address your child’s dental concerns, including:
Tooth Fillings: Effective Treatment for Childhood Cavities
Tooth fillings are a common and reliable solution for treating cavities in children. Our pediatric dentists will gently remove the decayed and damaged tooth structure and fill the gap with a tooth-colored filling, effectively replacing the lost tooth structure and restoring your child’s smile.
Pulpotomies: A Gentle Approach to Baby Root Canals
During a pulpotomy, or baby root canal, our pediatric dentists carefully remove a portion of the dental nerve/pulp if a cavity reaches the nerve. After confirming the tooth’s health, they fill it with a specialized material to prevent infection and restore the tooth with a crown for added protection and stability.
Dental Crowns: Restoring the Look and Function of Your Child’s Teeth
When a tooth has lost substantial structure or has undergone a pulpotomy, a dental crown can be beneficial for restoring the appearance and function of your child’s teeth, ensuring a healthy and beautiful smile.
Tooth Extractions: Safeguarding Your Child’s Oral Health
If teeth teeth don’t fall out naturally, develop an infection, or need to be helped out to prepare a patient for braces our pediatric dentists may recommend extraction or tooth removal. Both baby teeth and adult teeth can be removed if they pose a threat to overall dental well-being. This is done by applying pressure in different directions to loosen the tooth from the jaw and does not involve pulling or yanking as it is depicted in cartoons and movies.
Radiography/X-rays: Gaining a Complete View of Your Child’s Mouth
Digital dental x-rays, along with a comprehensive oral exam, allow our pediatric dentists to obtain a detailed view of your child’s mouth. Our state-of-the-art offices are equipped with panoramic and intra-oral radiographs, as well as a 3-D Cone Beam CT Scanning machine at our Latham, NY location. Our modern radiography technology emits significantly less radiation than traditional techniques, ensuring your child’s safety during the imaging process.
Laser Soft Tissue Surgery: Minimally Invasive Dental Solutions
Laser soft tissue surgery is an innovative alternative to conventional soft tissue periodontal/oral surgery. This minimally invasive technique reduces swelling, bleeding, and damage to surrounding tissue, allowing for faster healing and a more comfortable dental experience for your child.
At Where Smiles Grow, we understand that dental treatments can be challenging for some children. Our compassionate pediatric dentists strive to create a welcoming and supportive environment to ensure a positive experience for our young patients. Trust our expert team to deliver outstanding diagnostic, restorative, and surgical dental care for your child’s lasting oral health.