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A Pediatric dentist treats children from birth through adolescence. Pediatric dentists have skills tointeract with infants and children, and this makes visits comfortable and easy for both the parent and child. Finding that perfect pediatric dentist is important, and helps to set the tone for good oral hygiene.

Pediatric dentists provide many procedures and treatments to help keep your child’s teeth and mouth developing properly and feeling great.

Common Pediatric Dentistry Services

  • Cleanings and exams
  • Fluoride treatments
  • Dental sealants
  • Deep cleaning
  • Fitting oral appliances such as mouth guards
  • Surgical procedures including tooth extractions, tooth implants, gum surgery and tissue
  • Treatments to restore damaged teeth such as fillings, crowns, and root canals

What Surgeries Does a Pediatric Dentist Perform?

Pediatric dentists perform surgeries that include implants, tooth extractions, gum surgery, and tissuegrafts. If your child has been recommended for oralsurgery,and the surgery required is not a commonsurgery done by your pediatric dentist, they will refer you to an oral surgeon. Typically if the surgeryinvolves impacted teeth higher in thegum line,or other areas that are not easy to reach an oral surgeonis required.

Pediatric dentists must complete three or more years of undergraduate education,as well as graduatewith either a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD). In addition,pediatricdentists must complete an additional 2-3 years of specialized training specifically for diagnosing andtreating children.

Pediatric dentists should be seen when an infant gets his or her first tooth or no later than one year old.Attending regular exams and cleanings every six months sets the tone early on,and teaches children at ayoung age how to care for their teeth. How often your child needs to be seen depends on their dentalneeds and level of plaque buildup.

Practicing good oral hygiene habits at home and eating a healthy diet canhelp teach your child how totake great care of their teeth and mouth. Establishing a good relationship with your dentist is important,and gives your dental teamthe opportunity tomonitor your child’s development and get in front of anyissues.

Interested in Scheduling Your Child’s Exam?

If you are interested in scheduling your child’s dental exam and cleaning our team is here to help. Weprovide the highest level of service, and always make sure all of our patients are comfortable andrelaxed. We want each appointment to be an exceptional one!

To schedule an appointment please contact our office, and our friendly staff will be happy to assist you!
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Crowns are similar to a cap that is placed over a tooth, and are used to save and restore a damagedtooth. Crowns look natural and allow patients to use their tooth again. The color of a crown canalsobematched to your natural teeth, and crowns help to make damaged teeth strong again.

When Would a Crown be Necessary?

  • To repair a cracked or damaged tooth
  • After root canal treatment
  • To help restore a misshapen or stained tooth
  • To repair an existing crownthat does not fit properly

Crowns can last anywhere between 5 to 15 years depending onwear and tear. Over time if thecrownfaces a higher level of wear and tear, this can lead to theneed for crown replacement. Ifyou use goodoral hygiene and you are careful with your crown they can last up to 25-30 years.

Tips To Help Your Crown Last Longer

If you are interested in finding out more about crowns and how they may benefit you, schedule a consultation in our office. We provide a detailed consultation process for all of our patients, and can recommend treatment options that work for you. Your oral health is our priority, and we go above and beyond to provide the highest level of care for all of our patients.

To schedule an appointment please contact our office,and our friendly staff will be happy to assist you.

Looking To Find Out More About Crowns?

If you experience any pain in or around your crown, or notice any cracks or chips please contact our office immediately. We will get you in to be seen as soon as possible.

To schedule an appointment please contact our office,and our friendly staff will be happy to assist you.

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Do you notice when you smile you see gum tissue more than your teeth? This is known as a gummysmile, andmany patients are bothered by how their smile looks. There are treatment options to correcta gummy smile,and we are here to help you find a treatment that works best.

It is helpful for patients to understand what a cavity is, and also know what symptoms to look out for if you think you may have a cavity.

 

 

What Can Cause a Gummy Smile?

  • Your Bite

Your bite can be genetic and your top jaw may not align properly with your bottom jaw. If your bitecauses the upper jaw to protrude this can cause a gummy look.

  • Hyperactive Upper Lip

If your lip raises up too high gum tissue may be exposed,and this results in a gummy smile.

  • Excess Gum Tissue

The most common cause of a gummy smile is having too much gum tissue. In many casesgum tissuecan over growwhenpermanent teeth erupt in the mouth.

What Are My Treatment Options?

Crown Lengthening

Crown Lengthening helps to reshape the gum tissue around the tooth and correct a gummy smile. Thisprocedure exposes more of the patient’s natural tooth and make the teeth look longer.

Gum Contouring

Gum contouring can help change the shape of your gum,and this can be done if you have excess gumtissue. This procedure also helps if the gum line is uneven. Gum contouring removes the excess gumtissue and exposes more ofyour teeth. This helps to give patients a beautiful even looking smile.

Scaling and Root Planing

If a gummy smile is caused by inflamed gums a deep cleaning treatment may be recommended. Scalingand root planing reach down deep into the gum pockets to remove bacteria. This can help the gummyappearance subside.L

Lip Lowering

This procedure involves removing a section of gum tissue to reveal a shorter looking lip. This keeps theupper lip from rising too high and exposing your gum tissue.

Orthodontics

If youhave an issue with your bite orthodontics may help correct your gummy smile. Orthodontictreatment can help adjust your bite to avoid gum tissue showing when you smile.

Looking To Take t he Next Step to a Beautiful Smile?

  1. If you are looking to correct yoursmile we encourage you take the first step and schedule a consultationin our office. This will give our team the opportunity to evaluate your concerns,and discuss possible 

  2.  treatment options that work for you. We want you to be proud of your smile,and weare here to helpyou get the smile you have always wanted.If you are interested in scheduling acosmetic consultation, contact our office and we will be happy to assist you.