Root Canals and Wisdom Teeth Removal For Children

September 21, 2023

Cleanings and small cavity fillings for children are routine dental procedures, and most parents feel comfortable having their regular dentist perform these tasks.  However, what happens when a child needs more extensive dental work, such as a root canal or wisdom tooth removal?  For these major procedures, it is important to have a dentist who … Continue reading "Root Canals and Wisdom Teeth Removal For Children"

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Dealing with Wisdom Tooth Pain and Problems

July 09, 2023

If your older child is “cutting” wisdom teeth, he or she may be faced with weeks of ongoing pain and discomfort.  How can you relieve this pain, and how do you know if wisdom teeth should be removed?  It is important to understand the progression of wisdom teeth eruption or growth and when to take … Continue reading "Dealing with Wisdom Tooth Pain and Problems"

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How To Handle Children’s Anxiety At the Dentist’s Office

June 30, 2023

We all want our children to have positive life experiences, but sadly, many children become traumatized and afraid to go to the dentist after a bad experience at a young age.  Often, these early experiences carry over into adulthood, making dentist visits a nightmare for many people.  Fortunately, there are some simple ways to prevent … Continue reading "How To Handle Children’s Anxiety At the Dentist’s Office"

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Does Your Child Need A Root Canal?

May 10, 2023

Most of us think of root canals as an adult dental procedure, but children sometimes need them, as well.  How do you know if your child really needs a root canal?  Is it safe for children to have this procedure?  What are your options for avoiding unnecessary pain and oral surgery? What is a Root … Continue reading "Does Your Child Need A Root Canal?"

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Can My Child Have Laughing Gas Before a Dental Procedure?

April 14, 2023

“Laughing gas” is another term for nitrous oxide, a gas that is used to sedate patients during dental procedures.  While laughing gas is considered very safe for patients of all ages, it is important to understand the facts about it before making a decision to allow your child to have nitrous oxide treatment.  Here is … Continue reading "Can My Child Have Laughing Gas Before a Dental Procedure?"

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Autistic Children and Pediatric Dentistry

March 20, 2023

Dental visits can be challenging for children on the autism spectrum.  While some children adapt very well to the dentist’s chair, others are frightened or find the visit difficult to tolerate.  There are quite a number of factors that contribute to this issue, including physical touch, lights, sounds and the introduction of new people and … Continue reading "Autistic Children and Pediatric Dentistry"

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Teenagers and Good Dental Health

January 31, 2023

While it is not easy to get small children to follow a good dental routine, it may be next to impossible to convince teenagers that brushing, flossing and going to the dentist are very necessary to supporting their overall health.  However, many studies show links between good oral health and other parts in the body … Continue reading "Teenagers and Good Dental Health"

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Can Children Have Wisdom Teeth Removed Early?

January 21, 2023

Wisdom teeth, or “third molars,” are, for most children, the last teeth to emerge in the back of the mouth.  Named for the fact that they generally appear once a child has reached adult age, wisdom teeth can actually begin causing problems much sooner than age 18.  In fact, many parents wonder–could some of the … Continue reading "Can Children Have Wisdom Teeth Removed Early?"

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Wisdom Teeth Removal Quick Facts

November 05, 2022

Wisdom tooth removal is a reality for many young people.  Most children who have impacted wisdom teeth have them removed at some point, since an impacted tooth can push other teeth out of alignment and cause other problems.  However, there are several important things to consider if you are thinking of having your child’s wisdom … Continue reading "Wisdom Teeth Removal Quick Facts"

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Fluoride or Not? A Children’s Dentists Perspective

September 12, 2022

One of the most common questions parents ask during a child’s first dental checkup is when to start fluoride treatments.  The general consensus among pediatric dentists has shifted over the past few years.  At one time, dentists advised parents to wait on fluoride until a child was older, but now, thanks to new understandings of … Continue reading "Fluoride or Not? A Children’s Dentists Perspective"

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