Your Questions About Tooth Infections

toothquestionWhether or not you have every experienced a tooth infection of your own, you are likely aware that infections within most parts of the body may lead to uncomfortable side effects. The same is true for your child’s tooth – once infected, the interior tissue that lines the body and roots (called dental pulp) becomes inflamed and will eventually result in pain. Unfortunately, an infection may also lead to other significant complications. By learning more about how a root canal treatment can help with infections – and how to avoid them – you will know just what to do to protect your child’s oral health.

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Checklist For Healthy Teeth And Gums

checklistKeeping your child’s teeth and gums healthy is your top priority and ours as well. However, you may find that along the way, you begin wondering if there’s some sort of special combination of factors that best protects your child’s oral health. The good news is that there actually is a pretty straightforward three-step process to remember. As long as you do your best to assist your child in maintaining a smile as free of plaque as you can get it, you can expect great results.

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Tyler Oakley Slumber Party

tyleroakleyHave your kids been watching Tyler Oakley videos on YouTube for as long as you can remember? (Okay, maybe you’re the one watching nugget eating competitions and listening to reviews about morning facial cleansers). Fortunately, whether it’s you or your kiddo, Tyler’s upcoming event in your area is something the whole family can enjoy together.

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IV Sedation 101

momchildblanketfallAdults and children alike commonly receive different types of sedation dentistry for a variety of treatments. Some patients prefer sedation for everything from checkups to fillings, while others rely on added relaxation for more complex procedures. As for your child, we are always open to discussing the full gamut of sedation solutions to promote consistently tranquil dental visits. One of our sedation options is IV sedation, which we commonly suggest for restorative treatments like tooth extractions. By becoming more familiar with this and other types of sedation, you will gain a comfort level, so you can best help us keep your child feeling at ease about dental care.

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Oral Sedation 101

relaxedchildrenmomWhen it comes to helping your child achieve a greater state of relaxation, we offer sedation dentistry solutions like oral sedation. While you may like the idea of helping your son or daughter feel a bit more at ease for particular treatments, such as fillings or root canals, we understand that you may have some questions. For instance, what can you expect from this sedation option? Though we encourage you to speak with us over the phone or during your next visit regarding potential calming solutions for your little one, we have gathered the following details to offer you a bit more insight:

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About Sedation Dentistry for Your Child

childrelaxedPreparing your child for a dental visit likely comes with an intense desire on your part to provide your little one with great comfort. This may include emotional comfort or even physical comfort. We would like to remind you that we feel the same way about our pediatric patients – one of the greatest ways to establish excellent dental care habits is to offer a relaxing, calm experience from the get-go. Fortunately, we offer sedation dentistry to help your child enjoy a comfortable visit.

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Should Your Child Be Flossing?

dentalflosswhitePreventive dentistry for children and adults includes brushing and flossing at home, in addition to six-month dental visits. If you have been wondering about whether your child needs to be incorporating dental floss into his or her daily routine, we are happy you are so concerned with best home practices. The answer is a definitive, “Yes!” You see, each aspect of prevention is just as important as the next. Every step is geared to help your child remove as much dental plaque as consistently as possible to prevent problems like cavities and gum disease. Ready for some specifics? Consider the following and remember to ask questions during your next visit:

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Reasons For Tooth Extractions

smilingtweenglassesYou may find yourself feeling nervous when we suggest a tooth extraction to protect your child’s oral health. One of the first questions that may pop into your mind is likely, “Why does my child need an extraction?” followed by, “Isn’t there some other treatment?” Keep in mind, we only suggest extractions when other restorative treatments fail to work or will not suffice. Fortunately, removing a tooth can set the stage for dramatic oral health improvement and a future smile that feels as wonderful as it looks. So, to address your immediate concern regarding why we suggest this type of treatment, we have gathered the following rundown of reasons. Take a look and please remember to contact us with any additional questions, which we will be happy to answer.

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Story Time at the Interurban Railway Museum 

trainThere’s just something about trains that mystifies and inspires children (though we can’t say the same isn’t true for adults, as well). If you’ve been looking for something fun and educational to do with the family, you might want to check out this upcoming event. All aboard!

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