Our dentist specializes in treating children’s teeth. We can treat infants, children, adolescents, and children with special needs. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children first see a dentist at 12 months of age. The earlier a child sees a dentist, the sooner potential oral health problems can be identified and addressed.
Fluoride treatments are safe and effective ways for kids to help protect their smile from tooth decay. These treatments can be applied as a liquid, gel, foam, or varnish. The protective barrier helps to remineralize and strengthen the enamel of teeth, which makes it harder for plaque and bacteria to stick to the teeth.
Dental sealants are thin plastic coatings that are painted onto the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. Most children get dental sealants applied as a preventative measure against tooth decay. After applying a sealant, your child can eat and drink normally.
Custom-fitted mouth guards are recommended for athletic patients who participate in contact sports. These guards provide the optimal amount of protection, comfort, and shock absorption. Mouthguards that don’t require custom fitting are also available, but they cannot offer the same level of protection and shock absorption.
A pulpotomy is a preventive dental treatment that preserves a child’s baby tooth. During a pulpotomy, the infected and inflamed pulp tissue will be removed from the tooth. A dental restoration will be placed over the tooth to complete the treatment.
Tooth extractions are a common part of preventative dental care. A tooth may need to be extracted if it is damaged beyond repair, such as from severe decay or to remove baby teeth to make space for the permanent teeth. Extractions may also be necessary if a tooth is affecting surrounding teeth or preventing other teeth from growing properly.
Space maintainers are a common preventive pediatric dentistry treatment. They are used in cases where baby teeth fall out too early. A space maintainer is custom-made from plastic, metal, or metal and plastic. It keeps other teeth from moving into an empty space. This treatment can prevent the need for future orthodontic treatment as well as help your child maintain good oral health.
To learn more about our dental services, you can schedule your appointment with our dentist by calling Dentist Round Rock, TX at (512) 358-1215 or visiting us at 2711 La Frontera Blvd Suite 270, Round Rock, TX 78681. We will be happy to guide you further.