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Pediatric dentistry is an age-defined specialty that provides. both primary and comprehensive preventive and therapeutic oral health care for infants and children through adolescence, including those with special health care needs. Common treatments include sealants, flouride treatments, dental restorations, stainless steel crowns, nerve treatment and extractions.
Orthodontic treatment is an important part of your child’s oral health care. Teeth that work together make it possible to bite and chew properly, contribute to clear speech as well as a pleasing appearance. Interceptive Orthodontics is a phased type of orthodontics. Growth is utilized to correct developmental occlusion problems. Staging the treatment can correct immediate problems and future issues. Interceptive orthodontics simply means diagnosing and treating malocclusions as soon as they are detected.
Minimally Invasive Dentistry
The goal of Minimally Invasive Dentistry is to conserve healthy tooth structure by detecting, diagnosing, intercepting, and treating dental caries at the microscopic level. This intervention strategy employs individualized risk assessment and the early detection of carious lesions (cavities). Treatment includes efforts to remineralize teeth and conservative operative procedures that maintain tooth structure. Prevention is a key component of minimally invasive dentistry. A focus on less invasive procedures also often means no pain, less anxiety and less cost.
Tongue Tie and Lip Tie Assessment
Tongue and lip ties are the result of a remnant of tissue in the midline between the undersurface of the tongue or lip that can restrict normal function and development. Revisions of tied tissues can help babies, children and adolescents to thrive and live without restrictions in nursing, feeding, speech, growth and more. Releasing a tongue or lip tie can be one part of helping children reach their optimal potential.
Pediatric Dental Sleep Medicine
Pediatric dental sleep medicine is an area of dentistry that focuses on sleep-disordered breathing, including snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in children and its effects on dental/facial growth and development. Sleep disordered breathing can often present as ADHD-like behaviors and difficulties in school. A pediatric sleep questionnaire as well as an oral examination can help determine if your child may need treatment and/or see other health care providers for further evaluation.
Lasers can be used in dentistry for surgery, to remove diseased tooth structure, treat sores or ulcers and to stimulate healing (with low level laser therapy also known as photobiomodulation). With laser dentistry, there is a reduced need for local anesthesia, bleeding is minimized, postoperative swelling is reduced, and there is usually little, if any, discomfort afterward.
Comprehensive dental rehabilitation under general anesthesia is a treatment modality for many pediatric dentists. General anesthesia is utilized for pediatric dental patients to provide comprehensive and high quality dental care when conventional dental treatment is not an option. General anesthesia makes your child's whole body go to sleep. Your child will feel no pain during the procedure, nor have any memory of it.
Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMD) in Children
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is located at the spot where the lower jaw meets the skull base. The muscles and ligaments surrounding the joint work together to allow it to move. TMD can arise because of over-exertion of your child’s TMJ. Some examples of conditions that can cause this over-exertion are high levels of stress or anxiety, grinding or clenching of the teeth, or trauma to the jaw. This is a common problem, which can often be treated conservatively with the use of an oral appliance. More severe cases of TMD may require physical therapy, dental treatments or surgery.