At Bambini Pediatric Dentistry we strive to make every parent feel informed about what we do in our practice to set your child’s smile up for success. Below is a list of our services to help you feel comfortable and prepared for your first visit or many visits to come at Bambini Pediatric Dentistry.
Having your child visit us every 6 months for an exam and cleaning is an important part of maintaining great dental health.
Schedule an appointment so that your child’s dental health is on track to success.
Some children are born with extra tissue called frenum under their tongue or upper lip. These are called tongue-ties and lip-ties and can cause difficulty with speech, breastfeeding, weight gain, and even dental decay. If not treated during childhood, the adverse effects of tongue and lip-ties can follow children into adulthood. Headaches, neck and shoulder pain, sleep issues, and speech problems are all signs of untreated tongue and lip-ties.
If your child has a small area of decay or difficulty having treatment completed, we may discuss the option of placing Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF). SDF can help slow down the growth of cavities to prevent more involved treatment in the future. Learn More
If your child has a cavity on a primary (baby) tooth that is too large to be treated with a white filling, we will discuss the option of placing a crown. On front teeth, we will typically recommend using a white (Zirconia) crown. For back teeth (molars), we will typically recommend a stainless steel (silver) crown.
The baby teeth serve as space holders for the permanent teeth. With the loss of a baby tooth, neighboring teeth start migrating into that vacant space, potentially causing problems as your child grows. This loss may lead to the need for extensive orthodontic treatment at a later age. A space maintainer is placed in that area to hold the space open so that the adult tooth can erupt in a more appropriate position.
We will always choose the most conservative treatment options available to your child, and we seek to use non-invasive procedures whenever possible. However, there are times when your child may need to be sedated to care for them properly. Ultimately, their safety and comfort are our utmost concern.