Preventive Pediatric Dentistry
Part of our philosophy at Pedz Dental is to equip our patients with the knowledge and tools they need to maintain a healthy mouth at home. We’ll demonstrate the proper technique for brushing and flossing so that you can keep plaque and disease at bay. While we believe that healthy habits at home can greatly improve your chances for good dental health, we also emphasize the importance of seeing your dentist regularly! Preventative dentistry provides our patients with regular, thorough cleanings to remove disease causing plaque that builds up no matter how well you brush at home. We also perform treatments to strengthen the enamel of your teeth, prevent the build-up of bacteria in hard to clean areas, screen you for early signs of cancer, decay or gum disease, and address any issues that arise. Don’t take the risk of not visiting your dentist for an extended period of time. It could cost you more than just the money it takes to fix your dental problems.
Everyone wants a beautiful smile but there are many people who suffer from dental anxiety, feeling extreme fear that keeps them from attending dental visits. Dr. Stacey wants all patients to receive excellent dental care in spite of their dental anxiety. To this end, we offer in house IV sedation dentistry from a board certified pediatric anesthesiologist to ensure the comfort for our patients. If your child suffers from a fear of going to the dentist, schedule a consultation to learn more.
Frenectomies for New Borns
Infants can have tissue that binds the tongue too tightly to the jaw, thus causing issues with mothers breastfeeding and the way that the child will learn to speak. Dr.Stacey is proud to be able to resolve this issue by surgically “clipping” under the top lip and/or under the tongue. The procedure is short and the positive affects that follow are immediate.
If your child would rather endure the pain of a toothache over the experience of visiting your dentist for a cleaning or a procedure, we may have the answer for you. At PedZ Dental, we use nitrous oxide, also known as happy air, to help our patients relax during their visit. This is minimal sedation, as opposed to heavy sedation, allowing our dentists to be able to ask for important information during dental procedures. Your child will be awake for the entirety of your visit, but be spared from physical discomfort or stress that may come with dental work. Nitrous sedation is entirely safe and has been proven to be an effective, useful tool in dentistry for several decades.