Continuing Care for Growing Smiles
At Pediatric Dentistry of Salisbury, we cater to children of every age. And we love to educate kids and their parents about good oral hygiene and nutrition, because we want you to be able to prevent dental decay and make the best choices for your child’s dental health.
Preventing cavities and other oral-health problems is easier than treating them after they occur. That’s why at Pediatric Dentistry of Salisbury preventive dental care is our focus. Preventive dental interventions like sealants, Fluoridation and regular dental checkups are key to maintaining optimal oral health and a bright, healthy smile for your child. This core approach works to ensure that your child gets the preventive care needed to keep a healthy mouth.
Growth & Development Care
Every examination includes an assessment of your child’s developing teeth and any spacing or crowding of the jaw. This assessment is vital to determine whether early braces, recommended usually at around the ages of 8 to 10, may be beneficial as he or she grows. Sometimes a limited set of braces at a younger age will save you time and money in the long run. We will take the time to make an appointment for you with a trusted orthodontist and send all of your child’s records.
We will examine your child’s teeth to determine the extent of tooth decay prior to recommending restorative treatment. We will always discuss your child’s treatment options with you beforehand in full detail. Depending on the extent of the decay, the treatments may include tooth-colored composite fillings for small cavities, full-coverage restoration for teeth that have more advanced decay or, in severe cases, an extraction and appropriate space maintenance. We will provide instructions for home care and careful monitoring.
Keeping Kids Happy
We cater to each child’s unique individual needs. Our staff has excellent training in techniques for managing a child’s curiosity and short attention span. Our exam rooms always have music playing and we have toys to help create a fun distraction. We sometimes utilize nitrous oxide, or “laughing gas,” on a case-by-case basis.