The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry said, “Children with healthy mouths chew more easily and gain more nutrients from the foods they eat.
They learn to speak more quickly and clearly. They have a better chance of general health, because disease in the mouth can endanger the rest of the body.
A healthy mouth is more attractive, giving children confidence in their appearance. Finally, preventive dentistry means less extensive—and less expensive—treatment for a child.”
At First Care Dental of Palm Beach, we want to help you put those concerns and anxieties to rest. The doctor will perform a gentle but thorough examination of the teeth, jaw, bites, gums and oral tissues to monitor growth and development and observe any problem areas. X-rays may be taken if necessary for a complete examination. We use digital X-ray method that has minimal radiation to our patients.
After the examination, the doctor will sit down with you to discuss the results and any necessary treatment steps if indicated. She will advise you how to properly care for your child’s teeth and mouth . Most importantly, we also would want to listen to your concerns and answer any questions you have in regard to your child’s oral health. During the visit, your child will receive a gentle cleaning which includes polishing teeth and removing any plaque, tartar buildup or stains.
The doctor will examine how your child’s teeth are developing, check for possible oral health problems. Digital X-rays may be taken to support a thorough examination. After the examination, the doctor will sit down with you to discuss the results and any necessary treatment steps if necessary. She will inform you about your child’s risk of getting tooth decay.
We will work with you to develop good habits of oral hygiene, such as daily brushing and flossing. Your child will receive teeth cleaning and fluoride treatments during the visits.
The fluoride used in the office is a much stronger concentration than that in commercial toothpastes or mouth rinses. The procedure generally takes just a few minutes. After the treatment, you may need to wait for at least 30 minutes before eating or drinking.
Also it enables her to check the health of the bony area around the tooth, as well as the teeth developing progress. We place a lead apron over your child’s body to protect her.
We use the newest X-ray techniques in digital technology to minimize radiation exposure. Your child’s safety is at most important to us.
First the doctor will remove the decay and clean the affected area. The cleanout cavity will then be filled with filling materia to prevent further decay. In our office, we avoid mercury based (Amalgam) fillings completely and use tooth-colored composite resins instead. Mercury definitely does not belong in your child’s mouth !
After a thoroughcleaning, a layer of sedative filling material is then placed in the cavity to protect the remaining nerve tissue. The remainder of the tooth is filled with a composite material, and a stainless steel dental crown will be placed over the treated tooth for protection.
After a thorough cleaning, the inside of the tooth will be filled with a special material and a stainless steel dental crown will be placed over the treated tooth for protection.
The procedure may also be used to reduce dental crowding or the risk of infection when a tooth cannot erupt fully (e.g., impacted tooth).
Your child will receive nitrous oxide through a mask as they breathe normally. The nitrous oxide will make your child feel relaxed. However, it will not cause a deep sleep.
At the end of the procedure, pure oxygen is given to the patient to clear out any remaining nitrous oxide. Once the mask is removed, nitrous oxide wears off rapidly.
Your child may be a little disoriented, but this usually lasts a very short time. Your child may eat right away unless there is a reason not to, such as another medical test. Once at home, your child may participate in normal activities. It’s extremely safe.
Among medical gases, nitrous oxide is considered to be very mild. Our equipment to administer nitrous oxide is fail-safe, so an overdose is impossible.