Pediatric Dental Care
Pediatric Dental Associates has been providing quality pediatric dental care in Pennsylvania for more than 40 years. Our pediatric dentists provide convenient access to dental care that is engaging, fun, and educational for patients and parents alike. With our “show, tell, do” method, our goal is for children to learn healthy habits for their smile that will last a lifetime. Our goal at Pediatric Dental Associates is to address the immediate dental needs of every patient and then set them up with a dental home for all 6-month check-ups and treatment. We pride ourselves on providing comprehensive oral rehabilitation with appropriately conservative treatment techniques.
Our gentle approach to pediatric dental care reflects our core mission of education and prevention. At Pediatric Dental Associates, we put our patients first and strive to make each appointment as seamless as possible while providing quality, affordable care. We look to make every dental experience a positive one. Things like “tell, show, do” and constant positive enforcement makes a difference. For younger, or more anxious children, we have various options, such as administration of N2O (laughing gas) and conscious sedation at our offices. In addition, when necessary, general anesthesia is available at several facilities
Dental Services for Your Child
Pediatric Dental Associates offers a range of pediatric dentistry services, including orthodontics, education, prevention, and treatment. While we have the knowledge, resources, and sophistication to treat even the most difficult pediatric dental complications, we would much rather prevent them from occurring.
Our services are focused on educating children and families to develop healthy habits and prevent tooth decay, but when needed, we have the ability to repair and restore your child’s smile. We generally see patients every six months for routine check-ups and cleanings, unless your pediatric dentist recommends an alternative treatment plan.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends patients see their dentist by age 1, or shortly after their first tooth erupts. However, it’s never too early or too late to schedule a visit. Contact us today to put your child on a path toward a lifetime of excellent oral health.
Did You Know?
Many of our service offerings have been established to ensure the highest quality of care and safety for your child. For example:
- Our digital x-rays use 80-90% less radiation than traditional x-rays, which means greater safety for your child. In addition, our digital imaging capabilities are captured quickly and ensure a higher quality image to facilitate proper diagnoses.
- Our dental sealants can preserve your child’s teeth by protecting against cavities and acting as a barrier from food and bacteria. For many children, sealants can be helpful in getting through the candy and sugar years. These protective coatings help prevent cavities from forming on the top surfaces of the teeth. Sealants are generally placed over the permanent molars as soon as they erupt into the mouth. This can be as young as six years of age. Baby teeth can also be sealed if your child is cooperative and at high risk for developing decay.
- Tooth extractions are only performed when removing a tooth is the best option for restoring the health of a patient’s mouth.
- During operative appointments, nitrous oxide is often administered so that patients may remain conscious and responsive throughout their procedure while eliminating nervousness and worry during the visit. It is one of the safest sedatives in dentistry, is completely non-addictive, and is quickly eliminated from the body through normal breathing.
Check out our doctor tips and FAQs or contact us to learn more about any of the services we offer. Our friendly staff members are happy to answer your questions.
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