Dental cleanings are often done in the same appointment as dental exams and should also be scheduled twice a year. Dental cleanings are essential to your child’s oral health as they are more thorough than their everyday brushing and flossing. During a dental cleaning, we will look for and remove plaque buildup that is not easy to remove at home. We will also clean around the gum line, polish the teeth, and floss. Having this done regularly prevents plaque buildup and teaches your child proper brushing and flossing techniques that they can use at home. Request a dental cleaning in Brighton, CO, today by contacting our office.
Dental Treatments We Provide For Children
Our dental treatments in Brighton, CO, utilize techniques and methods tailored toward treating children.
Crowns & Fillings For Kids
When a tooth is showing signs of decay, a crown or filling may be used to restore its function and appearance. These options are crucial for avoiding extraction in favor of saving the damaged tooth. A filling replaces the damaged region with a composite resin that looks and feels like your natural tooth, while a crown covers and protects the impacted tooth. After treatment, restorations like fillings and crowns may last for decades with the right upkeep.
Root Canals For Kids
When a baby tooth has a cavity, the decay is more likely to spread to the root because of its smaller size compared to an adult tooth. Instead of having the tooth extracted and losing it too soon, a baby root canal will allow the tooth to remain in place until it falls out on its own. If your child requires a root canal, we will take care to ensure they are comfortable and calm throughout the treatment. We also offer nitrous oxide as a sedation option if they are prone to dental anxiety.
Child Tooth Extractions
We will do what we can to ensure that a tooth will not have to be extracted too soon. However, if your child has a baby tooth that is not coming out on its own or a tooth has been severely damaged due to decay, we will recommend a tooth extraction.