Common Procedures

We want your child to shine!!

How we manage your child is important to you as a parent and to us. Good experiences as a child foster positive life long smiles and continued dental care!

Our technology:

1. Digital xrays on a computer - 2/3 less radiation than traditional processed film

2. Intraoral camera- you will be able to see the 'broken tooth' on the screen

3. White fillings- anterior (front tooth) bonding for traumatized teeth and white posterior (back) fillings

4. Isolite suction- comfortable soft rubber that retracts the tongue, suctions and protects the throat from 'crumbs' or excessive water during tooth preparation

5. Topical anesthetic placed on the gum before an injection for extra numbing

6. Nitrous oxide or laughing gas

7. TV secured directly overhead for patient viewing 

Common procedures that we do:

  • Fillings
  • Extractions (we call them a 'wiggle')
  • Space maintainers- sometimes needed in the back  when a tooth is removed too early due to decay
  • Stainless steel crown- metal crown placed usually on a baby tooth that is overly decayed
  • Sealants- preventive plastic restoration 
  • Mouthguard- due to grinding teeth and causing wear on the teeth
  • Sportsguard- Sports accident prevention
  • Tongue tie, lip tie release using a CO2 LASER.

Fillings

extractions

Sealants

sealants

Dental sealants are a plastic resin that bonds and hardens in the deep grooves on your child’s tooth’s surface.  With sealants, brushing your child's teeth becomes easier and more effective against tooth decay.. It is more common to seal “permanent” teeth rather than “baby” teeth.  Sealants usually last from three to five years.

 


Space Maintainers

If your child’s tooth has come out too soon because of decay or an accident, it is important to maintain the space to prevent future space loss and dental problems when permanent teeth begin to come in. 

 

Kids crowns are “cemented” onto an existing tooth and fully cover the portion of the tooth above the gum line. In effect, the crown becomes the tooth’s new outer surface.

Stainless steel dental crowns are considered a good temporary restoration to save a primary tooth until the permanent tooth can erupt and take its place. Keeping the primary tooth if at all possible is very important. A primary tooth can be restored with a stainless steel crown during one appointment. A crowned tooth must be brushed and flossed just like other teeth