At Kid Dental, our pediatric dentists offer a comprehensive range of dental care from infancy through adolescence to help your child maintain optimal oral health and wellness. You can read more on this page about specific services we offer.
Our services include:
Age One Dental Visit
According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, a child's first checkup should occur by age 1. At this important visit we will check the baby teeth for early cavities, show you how to care for a young child's mouth properly, go over your child's developmental milestones, and discuss the importance of good oral hygiene. Learn more about the Age One Dental Visit.
Fillings are used to seal a small hole (cavity) in your tooth that is caused by decay. This simple, painless procedure prevents decay bacteria from spreading further into your tooth, and possibly infecting the root canal. Both metal fillings and tooth-colored fillings are available. Learn more about Fillings.
Dental sealants are invisible plastic resin coatings that smooth out the chewing surfaces of the back teeth — the place where your child is most likely to get tooth decay. A sealed tooth is far less likely to develop a cavity, which could require expensive dental treatment and cause your child pain. Learn more about Dental Sealants.
Treating Specially Challenged Children
Proper dental care is just as important for children with special needs as it is for any child. Yet it's sometimes more difficult for kids with special needs to get optimal care. We can help, with appropriate procedures and extra personal attention in the office.
Cosmetic bonding uses tooth-colored materials to replace missing tooth structure or hide minor defects like chips, discoloration, or irregular spacing. It's a great option for children and teens, who often need to wait for their teeth to mature before choosing a more permanent restoration. Learn more about Bonding.
Crowns are coverings placed over damaged teeth to strengthen them, and allow them to look and function normally again. Metal crowns are sometimes recommended as a temporary solution for damaged baby teeth, until the permanent teeth come in.
Fluoridated water has been called one of the most significant health achievements of the 20th century — but not every child gets enough fluoride. That's one reason why a topical fluoride supplement, applied here in the dental office, may be recommended for your child. Learn more about Fluoride & Your Child.
It's easier to treat many orthodontic problems during childhood because the body is still developing rapidly. Whether you need standard braces, clear aligners, or appliances like palatal expanders, it's possible to make big changes in a short period of time. Learn more about the Early Orthodontic Treatment.
If your child loses a baby tooth prematurely, a “space maintainer” may be needed to hold the space open until the permanent tooth comes in to fill it. This appliance will help your child's bite develop properly — and hopefully avoid the need for braces later on. Learn more about Space Maintainers.
Besides being painful, a child's sports-related dental injury can mean time lost from school and work, plus substantial cost. A properly fitted, comfortable mouthguard, worn at practice and games, can greatly reduce the likelihood of serious dental injury. Learn more about Mouthguards for Children.
Sedation dentistry can be of great benefit to children and teenagers who would otherwise be anxious and fearful during dental treatment. With local anesthetics and sedative medications, it's possible for your child to have a dental experience that's free of anxiety and pain. Learn more about Sedation Dentistry.
Emergency Dental Treatment
After Hour Emergencies
At Kid Dental we have emergency services available Monday thru Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. We know some emergencies happen after hours, so we have created some guidelines for you to follow before seeking care.
Knowing what to do can mean the difference between saving and losing a tooth. Reviewing these tips before an accident occurs can help you remain calm and handle an emergency effectively.
Toothache – Many conditions can cause toothaches. Rinse your mouth with warm water to clean it out. Gently use dental floss to ensure that there is no food or other debris caught between the teeth. Never put aspirin or any other painkiller against the gums near the aching tooth because it may burn the gum tissue. If you are experiencing pain, severe swelling, fever, and/or generalized weakness that you believe is related to a tooth problem, please call our afterhours care line immediately as this could indicate a serious medical condition.
Broken/Cracked Tooth – A broken or cracked tooth may or may not be painful. Stop any bleeding by applying gentle pressure. Rinse the area with warm water to cleanse. Use a cold compress to keep swelling down. If there is no pain, please call our office on the next day we are open to schedule an appointment. If there is significant pain, please contact our afterhours care line.
Knocked Out Tooth (Applies to adult teeth only) – Hold the tooth by the crown and rinse off the root of the tooth in water if it’s dirty. Do not scrub it or remove any attached fragments. If possible, gently insert and hold the tooth in its socket. If that isn’t possible, put the tooth in a cup of milk and call our afterhours care line.
Lost Filling or Broken Crown – A lost filling may be replaced with temporary material that can be purchased at the drug store. The filling should then be replaced permanently by your dentist to prevent decay from food or bacteria. A broken crown should be re-cemented to avoid decay on the remaining tooth structure. A small amount of temporary material or even toothpaste can be used to hold the crown in place until you can be seen by our dentist.
Bitten Lip or Tongue – Clean the area gently with a cloth and apply cold compresses to reduce any swelling. If the bleeding doesn’t stop, go to a hospital emergency room immediately.
Possible Broken Jaw – Apply cold compresses to control swelling. Go to the nearest hospital emergency room immediately.
If you are a patient of record, and find yourself with an after-hours dental emergency, please call our afterhours care line for instructions on reaching the dentist on call. The patient is responsible to pay the emergency dental fee at the time of the appointment. After hours care line 775-825-5005.