Common Pediatric Dental Services – Healthy Smiles for Kids of All Ages
In addition to regular cleanings and checkups, your child may need additional services at some point in the future. Below are some of the common pediatric dental services that we provide. If your child needs a specific service or treatment that you don’t see below – call us today.
Pediatric Dental Sealants
As your child begins to get their premolars and molars, the dentist may recommend dental sealants. These act as a barrier to prevent cavities by keeping plaque and bacteria out of the deep crevices that are often present in teeth and easily get missed when brushing.
Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas) and Conscious Sedation for Children
Nitrous oxide, also known as “laughing gas,” helps children relax and relieves dental anxiety when treatments are needed. Nitrous oxide is a safe and effective conscious sedation technique that helps make certain dental procedures easy and stress-free for patients. Nitrous oxide is perhaps the safest sedative in dentistry and is well tolerated by most patients. It has a rapid onset, is reversible, can be adjusted in various concentrations and is non-allergenic. The patient remains fully conscious and maintains all natural reflexes during treatment.
Common Pediatric Dental Emergencies
Emergencies can’t always be prevented. As a parent, we want you to know that we’re here to help. We’ve listed some common pediatric dental emergencies below.
If your child has experienced any of these, or one not listed, call us now. We monitor our voicemails 24/7 and have dentists on-call to help you and your child.
- Dental Avulsion (Knocked Out Tooth)
- Dental Intrusion (tooth pushed into jaw bone)
- Tooth Displacement (luxation, Extrusion)
- Broken Tooth (crown fracture)
- Root Fracture
- Dental Concussion
IMPORTANT: Any signs of injury to the head or neck, loss of consciousness, uncontrolled bleeding, or fever accompanied by swelling require urgent medical attention. Please bring your child to the nearest emergency center or urgent care facility for immediate attention.
Cost and Insurance Coverage for Pediatric Patients
Our insurance experts are standing by to help review your child’s policy and coverage with you. In many cases, pediatric dental care may be covered, including orthodontic and braces treatment. Call us today to discuss.
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