We combine our specialty training which gives us the unique opportunity to monitor your child’s growth and development and to treat them when we recognize the problems.
Prevention is a key word in our practice. We utilize BPA free sealants which do an excellent job of sealing out decay. Routine flossing, brushing, and dietary instruction are discussed and performed. Tooth strengthening fluoride is used and regulated to the optimum level for you children.
Pre- and post-natal consultations are available for parents and children up to 12 months of age, at no cost. The prevention of dental disease, trauma, eruption patterns, oral habits and fluoride supplements are discussed.
For small cavities in primary molars, simple fillings may be all that is necessary. However, in the case of primary teeth, enough of the tooth may have been lost that a filling may not be enough to save the tooth. In cases like this, a pediatric stainless steel crown is placed to maintain the tooth and its space maintaining function, until the tooth would normally be lost.
Primary front teeth may be restored with tooth-colored filling material or a stainless steel crown with tooth-colored material as a facing, to improve the appearance. The severity of the tooth decay will determine which of the treatment.
While we don't routinely place amalgam fillings, we occasionally have a need to remove them. An amalgam separator will ensure that amalgams, which contain trace amounts of mercury, will not find their way into the environment.
Digital X-Rays have the advantage of providing images with a minimum of radiation exposure. Reusable phosphor plates capture the X-ray image and are then converted into a digital image that can be viewed, manipulated, magnified, and stored electronically. Digital x-rays reduce waste by eliminating film and processing chemicals.
Our digital panograph machine provides a comprehensive diagnostic image in a single pass. The sensitivity of our modern X-Ray equipment uses a minimum of radiation and yields important diagnostic information to check for pathology, infection, tooth abnormalities and malpositions.
Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)
We can offer our patients a safe and effective technique to reduce anxiety and enhance effective communication between patient and dentist.
Paperless Dental Records
We've implemented a sophisticated electronic dental records system that allows our doctors to review dental charts and X-Rays through a monitor located at each dental chair.
To minimize water consumption and still ensure bactericidal cleaning, we've installed medical grade hand sanitizers for regular use by doctors and staff.
Vacuum Line Cleaner
Each dental delivery system is equipped with an automated vacuum line cleaner to ensure that vacuum lines are thoroughly purged and cleaned.
IN CASE OF A DENTAL EMERGENCY, PLEASE CALL THE OFFICE AT
Please leave a phone number that can receive a private call. If there was serious trauma to the head or if your child lost consciousness, go to your pediatrician or emergency room. We can care for the teeth later.
Closed Water System
Chairside water is supplied using refillable bottles rather than plumbed from the existing city water system. This allows us to continually ensure the quality of the water supply and to completely drain each system independently to facilitate regular cleaning.
What should I do if my child's baby tooth is knocked out?
Contact our office as soon as possible. Our office number is (508) 399-8200.
What should I do if my child's permanent tooth is knocked out?
Find the tooth and rinse it gently in cool water. (Do not scrub it or clean it with soap - use just water!) If possible, replace the tooth in the socket and hold it there with clean gauze or a wash cloth. If you can't put the tooth back in the socket, place the tooth in a clean container with milk, saliva, or water. Get to the pediatric dental office immediately. (Call the emergency number if it's after hours.) The faster you act, the better your chances of saving the tooth.
What if a tooth is chipped?
Contact your pediatric dentist immediately. Quick action can save the tooth, prevent infection and reduce the need for extensive dental treatment. Rinse the mouth with water and apply cold compresses to reduce swelling. If you can find the broken tooth fragment, bring it with you to the dentist.
What is my child has a tooth ache?
Call your pediatric dentist and visit the office promptly. To comfort your child, rinse the mouth with water. Apply a cold compress or ice wrapped in a cloth. Do not put heat or aspirin on the sore area.
Can dental injuries be prevented?
Absolutely! First, reduce oral injury in sports by wearing mouth guards. Second, always use a car seat for young children. Require seat belts for everyone else in the car. Third, child-proof your home to prevent falls, electrical injuries, and choking on small objects. Fourth, protect your child from unnecessary toothaches with regular dental visits and preventive care.