Pediatric dentistry is the branch of dentistry that deals with maintaining the oral health of children of all ages. At Lithia Springs Family Dentistry, we provide specialized dentistry for children in a warm, caring and child-friendly environment because we understand the unique dental care needs of children.
We offer the following pediatric dentistry services at our practice:
- Preventive Treatments: Preventive treatments are aimed at detecting and fixing problems at an early stage so that need for more extensive and expensive dental procedures can be avoided in future. We offer oral hygiene and preventative home care programs, instructions to parents on how to take proper care of infant and toddler teeth, custom-made mouth guards to protect against sports injuries and diagnostics for early orthodontic treatment.
- Restorations: Restorative treatments can bring back your child’s teeth and mouth to a healthy state by treating infections and problems. Some examples of restorative dental care are root canal therapy and cosmetic bonding. Root canal treatment is performed to save an injured or severely decayed tooth. Bonding is used to fix chips and minor fractures to front teeth, which are common childhood occurrences.
- Emergency Dentistry: Some of the most common pediatric dental emergencies are severe toothache, knocked out teeth, a tooth pushed into the jawbone, crown fracture, root fracture, and dental concussions. Our practice provides emergency care for children to immediately relieve pain and make your child comfortable.
- Sealants: These are thin coatings of plastic that protect the back teeth from decay by smoothing out the grooves and fissures on the chewing surfaces.
- Fluoride Applications: Fluoride helps prevent tooth decay and cavities by making the enamel stronger. We offer topical fluoride application treatments for kids at our office.
For more information on how to help your child maintain the best oral health, please call our office at (770) 824-4825.