Dental Care at a Pediatric Dentist

 

 

PEDIATRIC DENTISTS HELP MAKE YOUR CHILD FEEL SAFE

Taking care of a child’s dental needs is very different than those of an adult. Our pediatric dentists at World Pediatric Dental understand this and with their skill and training are very successful in helping your children both relax and feel comfortable while also offering the best dental care for your kids in San Antonio.

 

If you live in Stone Oak, Dominion, Schertz, Helotes and the surrounding areas of San Antonio, your child can get the dental work they need with several kinds of dental procedures done by our pediatric dentists.

 

In some cases the best way to restore your little one’s smile is with a baby tooth crown.  Baby teeth crowns are readily available for placement in a single visit and come in a variety of materials.

 

IF YOUR CHILD NEEDS CROWNS, PEDIATRIC DENTISTS OFFER CHOICES

 

 

Stainless Steel Crowns

When a cavity is not found early, decay can wither away and destroy such a large amount of your child’s tooth that there isn’t enough left to where a filling would work. That is where a stainless steel crown comes in. A stainless steel crown both saves your child’s tooth and also prevents pain and possible infection. Stainless steel crowns also work well in children because they are extremely durable making them the perfect choice. A crown serves to keep the tooth and root connected until the tooth falls out naturally.

 

When a Stainless Steel Crown is Best

  • A tooth that has broken and is too decayed for a filling.
  • To stop a tooth from breaking if part of a nerve has been removed, which is called a pulpotomy.

 

Once your pediatric dentist has performed an examination on your child he will set up a day for treatment. The stainless steel crowns can be placed during one appointment, usually, depending on how well your child responds to treatment and the amount of work that needs to be done. Our pediatric dentist will, through the use of his training, form your child’s tooth to the necessary size and take a stainless steel crown, trims it down until it fits securely over the tooth. The newly placed crown is then cemented into its location and will usually fall out naturally on its own when the permanent tooth is ready to erupt. Stainless steel crowns are generally used on posterior teeth whereas whitee crowns are used on anterior (front).

 

If any of the following happens contact your pediatric dentist

  • Your child complains of pain on the tooth with the crown or if the crown is loose.
  • You notice the gums around the crown becoming swollen or sensitive.

 

 

Natural Tooth-Colored Crowns

Natural tooth-colored crowns serve the same purpose as stainless steel crowns. These crowns are made from dental materials ranging from resin to zirconia. Our pediatric dentists will determine what would be the best fit to restore your child’s smile. They are used on cavities that have become so large that a normal filling would not be able to restore the tooth.

 

The strength, durability and longevity of the crown are dependent on many factors. Our San Antonio pediatric dentists do their best to provide your child with the finest possible restoration. By following home care instructions, and maintaining regular check-ups, you can anticipate a long-lasting and attractive restoration for your child.

 

When a Natural Tooth-Colored Crown is Best

  1. A tooth that has broken and is too decayed for a filling.
  2. To stop a tooth from breaking if part of a nerve has been removed, which is called a pulpotomy.
  3. You don’t want to use a stainless steel crown on front teeth and want a more aesthetically pleasing look.

Note:

  • A natural tooth-colored crown is not as strong as an actual natural tooth. It’s vital that you explain to your child how important it is for him/her to avoid biting into hard objects that put pressure on their crown.

 

If any of the following happens contact your pediatric dentist

  1. Your child complains of pain on the tooth with the crown or if the crown is loose.
  2. You notice the gums around the crown becoming swollen or sensitive.
  3. An abscess (gumboil) forms on the gum above the tooth.

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HOW A PEDIATRIC DENTIST CAN USE A PULPOTOMY TO SAVE A TOOTH

 

What is Pulpotomy?

A large, deep cavity in your kid’s baby tooth could reach the nerve (pulp) of their tooth. When it happens, in order for the tooth to be saved, your pediatric dentist could recommend a pulpotomy for your child.

 

A pulpotomy of a baby tooth is similar to a root canal treatment on an adult tooth. Both dental procedures are designed to stop unnecessary loss of teeth. The reason baby teeth are important and you want to save them as best you can is because they guide the permanent teeth into position and should remain in your child’s mouth until they fall out naturally.

 

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Live in the San Antonio Area?

 

Make Your Child’s Appointment to See a Pediatric Dentist Today

 

Browse this website for more information about what our pediatric dentists can do to both make your child comfortable and the treatment they might perform to help maintain your child’s beautiful smile.

 

Then, when you’re looking for a pediatric dentist in  San Antonio call our office at (210) 888-0700 or if you prefer to email us first you can do so at info@worldpediatricdental.com. One of our experienced and caring staff will respond to you promptly and help set up your appointment.

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World Pediatric Dental
18707 Hardy Oak Blvd San AntonioTexas78258 USA 
 • 210-888-0700
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