It is our goal to make your child's dental appointment as easy and enjoyable as possible! At Izzy's Kidz Dentistry we promote healthy smiles in a friendly and compassionate environment. Our doctor and professional staff will discuss treatment options that will allow your child a stress-free dental experience.
In preparation for your appointment, try to refrain from using words such as needle hurt pull and drill. Dr. Izzy and his staff are well versed and will explain everything to your child in a kid-friendly way. You can count on our team to calm your anxious child and answer all questions from your Curious George.
Tooth Color Filings:
Should your child have a cavity, we use a resin tooth colored filling to restore function and comfort to your child's tooth. These fillings restore teeth to an attractive healthy state!
If your child's cavity is too large to restore with a tooth colored filling, a crown may be recommended. Crowns help protect the baby teeth, providing structure for the tooth. Crowning a tooth also maintains the space, allowing the eventual permanent tooth to erupt properly. If you are concerned about a silver crown, talk to Dr. Izzy about the possibility of a tooth colored crown!
Baby Root Canals:
Baby root canals are often needed when the cavity approaches the nerve of the tooth. This procedure stops the progress of the cavity and minimizes the chances of an infection or abscess. The procedure is completed by cleaning out the center of the tooth where the nerve lives and placing soothing medicine. The tooth is then protected by placing a crown, as mentioned above.
Your child may need to have a tooth extracted. Most often extractions are indicated due to the presence of infection or for orthodontic purposes. Dr. Izzy will review your child's needs and discuss treatment options with you.
Your child's first set of teeth have great responsibilities. Until early adolescence, baby teeth play an important role in chewing, speaking, and help to guide the underlying adult teeth into proper position. The baby teeth serve as space holders for the permanent teeth. With the loss of a baby tooth, neighboring teeth start migrating into that vacant space potentially causing space problems as your child grows. This may lead to the need for extensive orthodontic treatment at a later age. To minimize this potential situation, a space maintainer is placed in that area to hold the space open, so that the adult tooth can erupt in a more appropriate position.