Pediatric Dentistry

A child's first visit to the dentist should be enjoyable. Children are not born with a natural fear of the dentist, but they can fear the unknown. We make a special effort to use pleasant, non-frightening, simple words to describe each treatment. We want you and your child to feel at ease from the moment your family arrives at our office. The more you and your child know about the first visit, the better you will feel. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends children should visit the dentist by their first birthday. It is important that your child's newly-erupted teeth (erupting at six and 12 months of age) receive proper dental care and benefit from proper oral hygiene habits right from the beginning.

Dental sealants are a powerful way to prevent cavities from forming and protect your overall oral health. Sealants consist of a special type of liquid dental resin that is applied to your rear teeth after a cleaning. Once the resin hardens into place, it creates a transparent barrier that prevents oral bacteria, acid, and food particles from directly contacting your teeth.

Dental Sealants

Pediatric Dentistry

At Elevate Dental Wellness, we approach pediatric patients with an innovative solution. Pediatric patients who may be too young to undergo traditional "drill and fill" treatment have a non-invasive treatment option for cavities with silver diamine fluoride. Silver diamine fluoride is a FDA-approved antibiotic liquid that is painted on the tooth to control active cavities and halt further decay. Children who have cavities may not be able to sit and experience dental treatment, particularly when several teeth need fillings. It does not fully resolve tooth decay or make restoration treatment unnecessary, but it is effective in helping to prevent further decay. The benefits of the treatment include painless, fast, non-invasive, prevents decay, and helps with sensitive teeth. Call us today to ask about what we can do for your children!

Pediatric emergencies

Silver Diamine Fluoride for kids

Your child can also face dental emergencies. There are many reasons to seek emergency dental care such as bitten lip or tongue, broken, chipped, or fractured tooth, knocked-out tooth, loose tooth, or toothache and more. If your child faces a dental emergency, give us a call immediately. If you need urgent treatment after hours, please call 911.