The best way to preserve our teeth for as long as possible and to avoid the pain and debilitating nature of dental health problems is to start taking proper care of our teeth as soon as we are able to. For this reason, we are passionate about teaching children everything there is to know about dental health from a very young age – even when they are still on their first set of teeth!
We also understand just how precious your children are to you and our family dentistry team are committed to showing them as much care and attention as you do. Our extensive experience with kids of all ages enables us to find the best way to approach, talk to, reassure and educate your children about the importance of dental care as well as carrying out high-quality dentistry procedures with the utmost attention to your child’s emotional wellbeing. We are delighted to be able to offer a comprehensive children’s dentistry service at our state-of-the-art facility in Covington, LA.
Children’s dentistry services are not all that dissimilar to adult or senior dental care. We offer a comprehensive range of different pediatric dentistry services including, but not limited to, the following:
A schedule of dental check-ups (often as part of a family block appointment to make scheduling easier for busy parents)
Cavity risk assessment
Professional cleaning and fluoride treatments
Advice and support on nutrition for the prevention of dental problems
Behavior support for habits that may impact your child’s teeth such as thumb-sucking or pacifier reliance
Advice on brushing and flossing techniques
Dental sealants which can help protect molars and pre-molars from decay
Despite the best efforts of parents and children, restorative dentistry to repair damage or decay is still very common amongst kids and adolescents. Some of the restorative dental services that we can provide for children include:
Cavity fillings (including tooth-colored fillings)
Orthodontic solutions for bite and alignment issues including braces and Invisalign
Care and management for gum disease
Treatment for dental injuries such as a knocked-out tooth
Treatment for impacted teeth
Treatment/referral for more serious oral health issues such as growths or tumors
One of our biggest priorities is ensuring that no child that visits us develops a fear of dental treatment. Dental phobia is a very real issue facing many patients whose dental health is suffering because of their inability to tolerate a dental appointment. While we endeavor to make every patient of any age as comfortable and reassuring as possible, if your child requires a moderate to serious dental treatment, it may be advisable for them to be sedated in addition to receiving a local anesthetic. Sedation will help your child to feel completely at ease for the duration of their treatment, enabling them to avoid anxiety before and during their procedure and sit completely still – something which is crucial to the success of any dental treatment. It will also prevent them from making any negative associations with their visit, which could help prevent dental phobia from developing in the future. If we believe that your child will benefit from sedation for dental treatment, this will be discussed with you at your child’s consultation.
If you live in Covington or the nearby communities of Mandeville, Folsom, Abita Springs, Madisonville, and Slidell and are would like to find out more about any of our children’s dentistry services, we would be delighted to assist you. Please contact us today by visiting our family dentistry offices in Covington, LA or calling us on 985-412-3293.