Receiving high-quality dental treatment is just as important for children as it is for adults. We take great pride in helping our younger patients achieve excellent oral health and pediatric dental services in the Friendswood community.
Pediatric Dentist in Sugar Land, TX
Children who make regular dental visits during their younger years are much more likely to maintain strong and healthy teeth throughout the rest of their life. Our office prioritizes making sure your child is relaxed, comfortable and excited for their next visit. The Airway Dentists feature a top-notch pediatric dentistry program that helps children and parents understand how to prevent serious oral health problems.
What are the common issues of dental health in children?
Many of a kid’s dental problems are the same ones affecting adults, but as children’s teeth are still developing, untreated dental conditions can cause poor and misaligned tooth development, leading to a more serious problem as a child grows up.
Some of the most common issues with children are:
- Tooth decay
- Bad breath
- Sensitive teeth
- Gum disease
- Teeth grinding
- Canker sores
- Baby teeth-loss
- Over-retained primary teeth
- Dental Anxiety
What does pediatric dentistry include?
Pediatric dentistry includes applying dental sealants to the teeth to prevent cavities and tooth decay. This treatment works by applying a thin acrylic coating over the teeth and allowing it to harden, which keeps out unwanted bacteria and plaque that could harm the teeth.
What is pulp therapy?
A pulpotomy can be performed if the pulp root is unaffected, and just the tip of the pulp is damaged. If the root is healthy we will remove all the decay and then place material over the remaining pulp to protect it. Finally, we will place a crown. By saving the pulp, your child has a greater chance of producing a healthy adult tooth.
A pulpectomy is performed if the damage has extended into the tooth root, we will need to remove all of the living material and fill the space — just like an adult root canal. We will place a crown to help with spacing when the adult tooth is ready to come in.
Pediatric Dentistry Questions?
If you have more questions about pediatric dental care, please contact our office and we will be happy to discuss further.