Pediatric Dental Procedures

Pediatric Dentist Oak Ridge

As pediatric dentists, we understand the concerns parents have regarding their child’s oral health, especially when it comes to oral surgery. Pediatric oral surgery involves a range of procedures tailored specifically for children, addressing issues like cavities, tooth overcrowding, and injuries. Our priority is ensuring your child’s comfort and safety throughout the process. 

Preparation is key to a successful oral surgery experience. We encourage open communication with your child about the procedure, addressing any fears they may have and providing reassurance. Following pre-surgery instructions, such as fasting requirements, helps ensure a smooth procedure. 

During the surgery, our experienced team will conduct a thorough evaluation and discuss anesthesia options with you. Whether it’s local anesthesia or nitrous oxide, we prioritize minimizing discomfort for your child. Post-surgery, we’ll provide detailed care instructions to aid in healing and prevent complications. 

Our commitment to your child’s well-being extends beyond the surgical procedure. With specialized training and a child-friendly environment, we ensure they receive the highest quality care. Strict safety protocols are followed at every step, and we’re dedicated to supporting your child’s oral health journey from consultation to follow-up appointments. 

In conclusion, we’re here to navigate pediatric oral surgery with care and expertise. Your child’s smile is our top priority, and we’re committed to ensuring they receive the best possible care in a comfortable and compassionate setting. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation, please reach out to our office.

DID YOU KNOW…

Sometimes, baby teeth don’t fall out on their own and need to be extracted to make room for permanent teeth.

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Extractions

There may be circumstances in which removing a tooth may be necessary. Your child’s tooth may need to be extracted if: 

  • It is not possible to restore the tooth due to decay. 
  • The primary tooth interferes with the eruption of the permanent teeth.
  • If needed as a part of orthodontic treatment. 
  • Trauma or infection has caused damage to the tooth.

In the event that a primary tooth is lost prematurely, our pediatric dentist may recommend a space maintainer. This will ensure that adjacent teeth do not shift in order to allow proper eruption of permanent teeth.

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DID YOU KNOW…

Removing a problematic tooth can prevent future dental issues and ensure your child’s overall oral health even into adulthood.