Children’s Dental Specialties is proud to provide dental treatments to keep your kids’ teeth and gums healthy and strong. Since 1968, our practice has helped multiple generations of children achieve beautiful and healthy smiles. Not only do we have the experience to help your children, but we also have the patience, desire, and compassion.
Dentist Dr. Daniel Moheban offers modern pediatric dentistry services to children in Worcester, MA, using his years of experience and continual education in children’s dental care.
From pediatric fillings for dental cavities to oral appliances for sleep apnea symptoms, Dr. Dan can help address your child’s dental needs as they grow.
Pediatric Dental Services in Worcester, MA
Our extensive pediatric dental services provide a variety of treatments for children to improve the health of their teeth, gums, and bite:
Routine dental cleanings are an important part of pediatric dental care. During dental cleanings, we remove bacterial buildup, brush the teeth, floss between teeth, and polish the teeth. We may also recommend fluoride or dental sealants after cleaning the teeth and gums.
Pediatric dental fillings can treat dental cavities, holes, or pits in the teeth created from dental decay. After we clean and disinfect a cavity, we fill it with a tooth-colored material that blends in with the smile.
We typically recommend dental sealants for children between the ages of 6 and 12, which is when their molars emerge. We apply dental sealants to the molars to prevent tooth decay and cavities. Dental sealants create a protective barrier on the chewing surfaces of the teeth.
Contact our dental office if your child has a dental emergency. Common pediatric dental emergencies include toothaches, broken teeth, knocked-out teeth, or injuries to the soft tissue of the mouth.
Dental lasers are modern alternatives to surgical tools that can precisely target and treat soft tissue.
NightLase® and BabyLase treat sleep apnea and tongue and lip tie, respectively. Both of these treatments utilize dental lasers to help pediatric patients sleep, speak properly, and eat easily.
Dental lasers are safe and comfortable alternatives to traditional surgical instruments that do not make noise or cause pain. Lasers use heat and light to cut soft tissues in the mouth gently. At Children’s Dental Specialties, we offer laser dentistry treatments to pediatric patients in the Worcester, MA, area.
We provide custom mouthguards for patients who play contact sports or patients who experience bruxism or nightly teeth clenching and grinding. Sports mouthguards can protect teeth and braces from injuries or damage, while nightguards prevent further wear to the tooth enamel from bruxism.
Pediatric Root Canal
A pediatric root canal is known as a pulpotomy. This type of root canal removes infected tissue from the crown or top of the tooth. Pediatric root canals leave the tooth root intact and preserve the tooth while addressing tooth decay.
Our anesthesiologist, Dr. Patrick McCarty, provides general anesthetic and nitrous oxide to ensure children receive pain-free care. Sedation dentistry is a safe treatment method for anxious patients, special needs patients, and patients who require lengthy dental care.
Pediatric Sleep Appliances
We can create pediatric sleep appliances for children with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Oral appliances keep the airway open and prevent pauses in breathing during sleep. Reducing sleep apnea symptoms with an oral appliance can also prevent problems later on, like high blood pressure and cognitive problems.
Sometimes, we need to extract teeth for a number of reasons: impacted wisdom teeth, tooth decay, overcrowded teeth, or loose primary teeth. Our anesthesiologist Dr. Patrick McCarty, ensures patient comfort during tooth extraction treatment.
Tongue & Lip Tie
Tongue and lip tie occurs when the thin pieces of skin under the tongue or lip (the frenula) are shorter or tighter than usual. It can hinder movement. In children, this may interfere with speech development and, later, dental hygiene.
Pediatric Dental Technology
Our office uses the latest dental technology to diagnose and treat our patients:
- Digital X-rays: Compared to traditional dental X-rays, digital X-rays are safer and simpler to use. With digital X-rays, we can see parts of the smile that we cannot see during a visual examination.
- CBCT: Cone-beam computed tomography uses cone-shaped X-rays to take high-quality images of the smile. CBCT scanners can take hundreds of images of the teeth, gums, nerves, and other areas of the mouth.
- Intraoral Scanning: We take intraoral scans to get digital impressions of the smile. Intraoral scans are a great alternative to messy putty impressions.
Call Our Pediatric Dental Office Today
Are you looking for a pediatric dentist in Worcester or Boylston? Call Children’s Dental Specialties for care today at (508) 625-5534 or request a dental appointment online. We’re here to answer any questions you have about your child’s dental care.