Pediatric dentistry is a field of dentistry that focused on infants, children, and adolescents. Children have medical needs that require age-specific doctors called pediatricians, and the same holds within dentistry.
SRD on 5th's team of dentists have completed special training and coursework after finishing dental school that has qualified them to work with children. Their gentle hands, keen minds, and enthusiasm will give your kids the dental care they need.
Restorative dentistry refers to the methods and techniques employed by dental experts to treat and prevent tooth diseases. The term also extends to the repair and replacement of damaged teeth.
There are several situations where we would need to pull a child's tooth. For example, we pull a tooth that has a very large cavity or an infection at an advanced stage. A child that has spacing issues such as crowding or who needs space for braces may also need an extraction.
A pulpotomy is a nerve treatment that we undertake when a tooth suffers from severe decay, when an infected tooth becomes painful, or when the decay approaches the tooth's pulp (tissue containing nerves).
Having an aesthetically pleasing smile is great for your self-esteem and quality of life, but it also improves your oral health. If your child has an underbite, overbite, crossbite, or crowding, they will have more than just aesthetic problems. Food residue and bacteria can form more easily under such conditions, leading to a buildup of plaque and tooth decay. Orthodontic treatment can prevent this.
A space maintainer is a custom-made oral appliance meant to keep a space open so that the permanent tooth can emerge and settle into place. These devices consist of either metal or acrylic material.
Pediatric dental emergencies include any urgent dental care services meant to relieve a child's oral pain, repair structural damage to teeth, or address other issues that could worsen if they aren't treated. Our team at SRD on 5th can also provide pain management solutions and restorations when needed.
Dental sedatives are used for patients that have dental anxiety or are undergoing invasive dental surgeries, and they are even used on child patients. Sedation is a very safe, fuss-free procedure provided you prepare and follow-up properly. There's a lot you can do to reduce the child's stress level before, during, and after the procedure.
For more information, please contact our office at 256-712-4080, or schedule an appointment today!