We offer both local anesthetic and nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to increase your child’s comfort.
Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen inhalation, also known as “laughing gas,” is a mild, colorless, sweet smelling form of sedative used by many dentists to help facilitate the patient’s dental treatment needs. It is safe and tolerated well by most children. Nitrous Oxide/oxygen inhalation can reduce anxiety and hyperactive gag reflex, and raise the pain-reaction threshold. It may produce sensations of euphoria, drowsiness, warmth and tingling of the hands and feet resulting in an increase of tolerance for longer appointments.Procedures offered include:
Pediatric Posterior Stainless Steel Crowns,( SSC): Stainless steel crowns are silver caps that cover the back teeth and preserve more of the tooth structure than other types of crowns. They withstand biting and chewing forces well and rarely chip or break. Stainless steel crowns are often used on young patients who are in active occlusion and require a crown that can adapt to an adjusting and growing mouth.
Pulpotomy (Baby Root Canal): The procedure involves removing the nerve and the pulp. Then we sterilize and clean the inside of the tooth before sealing it. Left untreated, the tooth will become terribly infected and could cause abscesses.
Amalgam and Composite filings:Composites are a dental restoration that is made of a non-toxic substance. This durable material is primarily made or quartz, ceramic, or silica and are often referred to as tooth-colored fillings. They provide good durability and resistance to fractures in small to mid-size fillings that need to withstand moderate pressure from the constant stress of chewing. Composites can be used on either front or back teeth. They are a good choice for patients who prefer that their fillings look more natural.
Simple and Surgical Extractions: A dental extraction is the removal of teeth from the socket in the alveolar bone. Extractions are performed for a wide variety of reasons, but most commonly to remove teeth which can no longer be restored due to tooth decay, periodontal disease, dental trauma or orthodontic needs.