Pediatric Dentistry

Our pediatric dentistry services are designed to meet the unique needs of every child. We understand that children can be apprehensive about dental visits, which is why we strive to create a warm and welcoming environment. Our team of experienced and caring professionals provides comprehensive dental care for children of all ages. 

We offer a wide range of services, including preventative care, routine cleanings, and treatment for dental conditions. We also offer sedation options for children who may be anxious about dental procedures. Our goal is to provide the highest quality of care and to ensure that every child has a positive experience at our Fairfax, VA office.

Sealants

Dental sealants are a type of preventive dental care that can be used to help protect teeth from decay. They are typically applied to the surfaces of the back teeth, where food particles may become trapped against the enamel. Sealants act as a barrier, keeping out bacteria and preventing the formation of decay.

Sealants are exceptionally effective and can help to reduce the risk of cavity development. If you are interested in sealants for your child, contact our office today to schedule an appointment.

Fluoride

Fluoride treatments are an important service for young children. Fluoride is a natural mineral that helps to prevent cavities and can even help to reverse early signs of tooth decay. It works by strengthening the enamel and creating an environment that is less favorable for tooth decay to occur.

Resin Bonding

Resin bonding is a type of dental procedure that can be used to improve the appearance of a tooth following the removal of decay or repair of other oral trauma—such as chips and cracks in the tooth. The procedure involves the application of a tooth-colored resin material to the surface of the teeth. Once in place, the resin is hardened with a special light. The result is a restoration that looks and feels completely natural.

Extractions

Your child may need a tooth extracted for a variety of reasons. Common reasons for tooth extraction include crowding, impaction, or severe decay. Our team will work with you to determine if a tooth extraction is the best course of treatment for your child. We always strive to save teeth whenever possible, but sometimes an extraction is the best option.

If your child does need a tooth extracted, you can rest assured that our team will provide gentle and compassionate care. We will do everything we can to ensure that your child is comfortable and relaxed during the procedure.

Space Maintainers

Our team uses space maintainers to help prevent shifting teeth following the premature loss of a primary tooth. Space maintainers are devices that are placed in the mouth to maintain the space left behind by a lost tooth. They are used to hold the space open until the permanent tooth can erupt. This ensures that the neighboring teeth do not shift into the empty space, which can lead to crowding and misalignment.

Esthetic Crowns

Esthetic crowns are made of composite resin and are used to improve the appearance of a tooth that has been damaged by severe decay or trauma. The crown is placed over the existing tooth to restore its shape, size, and strength. Composite resin is a tooth-colored material that looks natural and blends in seamlessly with your child’s smile. This ensures that the restoration does not compromise the appearance of your child’s smile.

Full Mouth Dental Rehabilitation (Under General Anesthesia)

Has your child experienced a traumatic injury to the mouth? Or do they have advanced tooth decay in many of their teeth? A full mouth rehabilitation may be the best solution. A full mouth rehabilitation is a comprehensive treatment that involves repairing multiple teeth. This type of treatment can restore the function, health, and appearance of the smile following extensive damage.

Under anesthesia, the mouth is carefully examined, and all necessary dental work is completed in one appointment. Typically, this involves the treatment of numerous cavities and the placement of multiple crowns. In some cases, extractions may also be necessary. 

A full mouth rehabilitation is a complex treatment that requires the expertise of a skilled and experienced dentist. Our team has the knowledge and experience necessary to provide these treatments successfully and advance your child’s smile health.

Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Nitrous oxide is a type of dental sedation that can be used for children who are anxious about dental procedures; it may also be beneficial for young patients who have a strong gag reflex or experience difficulty sitting still during their appointment. Nitrous oxide is a gas that is inhaled through a small mask that is placed over the nose. It works quickly to relax patients and help them feel more comfortable. 

Dental sedation is not required for all procedures, but it may be recommended depending on your child’s individual needs. Our team will work with you to determine if nitrous oxide sedation is right for your child.

Supporting A Future of Health Smiles

Dental care is important for your child’s oral health, and finding a dentist that is right for them is the first step in ensuring their smile for life. Our pediatric professionals will make your child feel comfortable and will be able to answer any questions you may have. We look forward to meeting both you and your child and providing quality dental care that makes a difference. Call today!

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