Pediatric Dental Services

 

Emergency care: If your child experiences a dental emergency, we are here for you. After hours, please call our office and you will be directed to a number for the on call doctor.

Digital x-rays: The technology used in our office provides a far safer option for dental diagnostics. With digital radiography, significantly less radiation is required to produce oral imagery.

Natural colored fillings and restorations: We use long lasting, tooth-colored materials in lieu of highly visible metal alloys.

Sedation:  This is a comforting option we offer to children undergoing dental procedures, which may include oral sedation, nitrous oxide or in-office anesthesia. Our doctors will help you understand if these options will benefit your child.

Orthodontics: You’ll have peace of mind knowing your child’s dental and orthodontic needs are closely monitored.

Sealants: These thin protective coatings are applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth where most tooth decay occurs in children and teens.

Habit Management: Most children outgrow thumb, finger, and pacifier habits on their own but when these habits continue for long periods of time, they can affect the normal development of the teeth and jaw. We help parents by offering suggestions and encouragement, and if necessary, may recommend a mouth appliance to aid in blocking the sucking habit.

Cleaning: Regular check-ups and cleanings are important for keeping your child’s mouth healthy and detecting possible problems. Our friendly hygienists make this a fun and educational visit for your child.

 

Preventive dentistry: Our ultimate goal is to prevent tooth decay by teaching positive oral health habits from an early age.

Bonding: The addition of tooth colored filling material on teeth that are considered small (peg laterals) or on teeth that have experienced trauma, to regain proper esthetics and function.

Extraction: The removal of a tooth due to decay and infection, trauma, or orthodontic crowding.

Fluoride: A widely accepted and very important treatment to discourage the formation of new cavities, help remineralize existing cavities, and treat areas of sensitivity.

Labial Frenectomy: The frenum serves no beneficial function but can cause problems related to speech, eating, and tooth position. A frenectomy is the removal of the thick fibrous tissue between the Maxillary (upper) front teeth to resolve these issues.

Pulpotomy: A procedure that is performed when the nerve tissue of a tooth is exposed due to trauma, a cavity, or a structural defect. The top portion of the nerve tissue is removed and treated with an antibacterial medicament to seal and preserve the remaining healthy nerve tissue.

Spacemaintainer: An appliance that is temporarily placed to discourage the movement or drift of teeth into spaces normally occupied by lost or extracted teeth.

SSC: A stainless steel crown is used to restore a tooth that has severely decayed, fractured, or has a genetic defect affecting the structure of the tooth that does not allow for a filling to be placed.

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Austin: 512.451.8310
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