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Common Dental Procedures for Kids

Topics on this page

Regular Exams and Cleanings | Extractions | Fillings | Fluoride | Mouthguards | Nightguards

Regular Exams and Cleanings

Our exams are always concise, effective, and fun! We like to keep the atmosphere relaxed and open to conversation and questions. These regular exams are an important part of maintaining your child’s oral health.

From birth up to 2 years of age, we perform your child’s exam using the “lap-to-lap” method which involves your child staying in the comfort of your lap during the entire process.

To offer you the highest level of care, we offer regular exams by appointment only. Call us to schedule your child’s next dental exam and teeth cleaning.

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Extractions are a last resort that is necessary under certain situations. For example, when a baby tooth has irregular roots that keep it from falling out naturally. In this case, the tooth is extracted to allow the permanent tooth to erupt. Another example is an infected tooth or a planned extraction as part of an orthodontic treatment plan. This procedure is usually performed swiftly but please talk to your doctor about your preferences for sedation.

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We use a compound filling material that closely resembles the natural appearance of teeth.

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Fluoride can be a powerful tool to prevent cavities and tooth decay by hardening the tooth’s surface. If your child receives fluoride treatment, they will usually be asked to avoid rinsing, eating, or drinking for 30 minutes to allow the fluoride to penetrate the teeth.

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If your child participates in any contact sports, it is essential to their safety to wear a mouthguard. We can help you select the right mouthguard depending on their needs.

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Bruxism is a condition in which the patient clenches or grinds their teeth at night. Symptoms of bruxism include waking up with jaw pain, earaches, and headaches. Nightguards can help stop the wear and damage that is caused by bruxism.
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