Pediatric Dental Services
It’s important to schedule teeth cleanings every six months so your child’s teeth stay healthy. While brushing and flossing at home can keep dental plaque at bay, your child will need a professional teeth cleaning to get rid of plaque hiding in between teeth or near the gum line. Learn more about our teeth cleaning services.
During your child’s oral exam, our dentist will check to make sure the entire mouth is healthy. Not only are your child’s teeth examined for obvious signs of tooth decay, but our dentist will also check for signs of gum disease, oral cancer, and misaligned teeth and jaws. Learn more about our oral examination services.
If one of our pediatric dentists finds a cavity, your child will need a filling to prevent further dental discomfort and damage to the tooth. During the procedure, our dentist will drill out the decay and fill up the hole with a dental filling. Learn more about our tooth filling services.
If your child has red and white patches inside their mouth, you’ll need to schedule an appointment with one of our pediatric dentists as soon as possible. While oral cancer in children is rare, you shouldn’t ignore any of the signs of mouth cancer. Learn more about our oral cancer screening services.
Did you know that the number one chronic childhood disease in the United States is tooth decay? Thankfully, cavities can be prevented by dental sealants. Like the name suggests, tooth sealants seal the surface of the tooth so food particles, plaque, and bacteria can’t hide in the grooves of back teeth. Learn more about our dental sealant services.
Dental crowns cover the entire visible portion of a tooth above the gum line and are typically made of porcelain to give the appearance and function of natural tooth enamel. Our pediatric dentists may recommend dental crowns for significant tooth cracking, tooth decay, or even discolored teeth. Learn more about dental crowns.
Your child may need a pulpotomy once a cavity is deep enough to reach the tooth pulp (living tissue inside a tooth). If you suspect your child has an abscess tooth, schedule an appointment with our emergency pediatric dentist as soon as possible. If left untreated, a tooth infection increases your child’s risk for more cavities and compromises their oral health. Learn more about pulpotomy nerve treatments.
Our pediatric dentists will do everything in their power to save your child’s tooth during a dental emergency. However, sometimes the best course of action is tooth extraction. For example, a tooth may have a large cavity that can’t be fixed with a dental filling or crown. Learn more about our tooth extraction services.
If your child has issues with grinding or clenching teeth at night, you should ask their pediatric dentist about getting a night guard. Signs of teeth grinding include worn tooth enamel, jaw pain, and irritated gums. Learn more about our night guard services.
Everyone smiles in the same language. Unfortunately, it can be hard finding a pediatric dentist if your child has special needs. Our pediatric dentists have extensive training in treating infants, children, and teens of all types of special needs and medical conditions. Learn more about special needs dentistry.
Our dentists are able to help young patients feel comfortable and relaxed, even in the dentist’s chair. If your child struggles with a fear of the dentist, we recommend asking about nitrous oxide sedation. Nitrous oxide sedation is mild enough to safely use on children. Learn more about our nitrous oxide sedation services.
For dental emergencies, call our emergency pediatric dentists as soon as possible. If our office is closed and you can’t get in contact with our pediatric dentists, go to the nearest emergency room. The sooner you act, the better the outcome. Learn more about our emergency dental care services.
If your child plays a contact sport, you’ll need to have a conversation with your child’s pediatric dentist about getting a mouth guard. The cost of a sports mouth guard is far overshadowed by the cost to repair broken or knocked out teeth. Learn more about our sports dentistry and mouth guard services.
Conscious sedation can help your child overcome their fear of the dentist so they can get the pediatric dental care they need. Before your child’s appointment, they may need to take a special pill or drink prescribed by their dentist. Conscious sedation can also refer to IV dentistry. Learn more about our conscious sedation services.
NuSmile has developed some of the highest quality materials for pediatric crowns. NuSmile pediatric crowns come in three styles which include zirconia, pre-veneered and pre-contoured stainless steel. Your child’s pediatric dentist may recommend a NuSmile crown if they have a fragile or fractured tooth. Learn more about our NuSmile crown services.
A zirconia crown is durable enough to stand up to years of wear and tear. In fact, zirconia is strong enough that it is also used for artificial joints. This tough ceramic crown also has a translucent appearance, which helps it blend in with your child’s natural teeth. Learn more about our Zirconia crown services.
Normally, when a child loses a baby tooth, the adult tooth is not far behind. However, if your child needed emergency tooth extraction, the adult tooth may not be ready to erupt through the gum line. In this situation, your child’s dentist would recommend a space maintainer to prevent nearby teeth from tilting toward the open space. Learn more about our space maintainer services.
Our pediatric dentists are dedicated to helping your child maintain good oral health from the time their first tooth erupts to high school graduation. We treat patients up to age 18 and pride ourselves on offering a range of dental services for children and adolescents. Learn more about our pediatric dental services.
Our pediatric dentists provide hospital dentistry services in St. Joseph Mercy Canton and the Children’s Hospital of Michigan. Dental surgery or other procedures are done in a hospital while your child is under general anesthesia. Learn more about our hospital dental services.
Our goal at Children's Dental Careis to make your child's dental visit as pleasant and safe as possible. Our highly skilled anesthesiologists and pediatric dentists work together to offer you and your child the best experience. Learn more about our general anesthesia services.